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3 days ago
Elected in November and already proposing bold reforms in parking policy in the city of Bend, Oregon.
The Bulletin
February 11, 2021, 8am PST
In January, the Sacramento City Council took first steps toward ending single-family zoning citywide. The decision has provoked controversy that is influencing the next steps in the process.
Los Angeles Times
January 27, 2021, 8am PST
Berkeley is the second city in Northern California to approve landmark zoning reforms so far in 2021.
Streetsblog USA
January 20, 2021, 12pm PST
The Sacramento City Council took steps toward an updated General Plan that includes a variety of innovative planning proposals, including the elimination of single-family zoning by allowing up to four dwelling units on all residential parcels.
Sacramento Bee
January 11, 2021, 9am PST
Cities like Vancouver are rethinking parking minimums as they try to meet climate goals, reduce traffic, and reallocate street space to other modes.
Sightline
December 15, 2020, 8am PST
The state of Oregon made planning history in 2019 by adopting House Bill 2001, paving the way for the state to preempt local exclusionary zoning laws. Now, over a year later, the state land use board has decided how to implement that goal.
Sightline Institute
December 2, 2020, 11am PST
Seattle is one of the U.S. cities shrinking minimum parking requirements to allow for denser, more affordable development near transit.
Transfers Magazine
November 27, 2020, 5am PST
For years, Strong Towns readers have been pointing out the vast empty parking lots on the busiest shopping day of the year as evidence of poor land use regulations. Now the #iwishthisparkingwas hashtag imagines a different future.
Strong Towns
August 3, 2020, 8am PDT
The parking reform movement continues its march across the continent.
Reasons to Be Cheerful
Blog post
July 28, 2020, 11am PDT
New Zealand’s new national urban development policy prohibits parking minimums and increases allowable building heights near transit stations. This is a watershed moment for the country’s cities and towns.
Todd Litman
July 28, 2020, 6am PDT
Once again, New Zealand shows the way! The national government's new urban development policy will eliminate off-street parking requirements and remove low height-limits near transit stations to encourage more efficient infill development.
Stuff
May 19, 2020, 7am PDT
Edmonton, Alberta could be the first major Canadian city to eliminate parking minimums citywide—an ambitious and notable step for all North American cities.
Strong Towns
May 15, 2020, 6am PDT
A trend toward allowing restaurants and retailers to expand operations to the public realm outside their brick and mortar confines is quickly gaining steam.
The Hill
May 13, 2020, 12pm PDT
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont included an historic measure in a May 10 executive order: statewide suspension of parking minimums to facilitate outdoor activities.
Governor Ned Lamont
February 20, 2020, 9am PST
Los Angeles has a parking problem—namely, too much of it—caused by minimum parking requirements.
Los Angeles Times
February 6, 2020, 7am PST
Auto-dependence starts with land use, and zoning codes ensure everyone pays for the privilege only available to some.
Vice
January 16, 2020, 8am PST
Elections have consequences, and a new, younger City Council in Raleigh is ready to implement progressive planning and land use reforms.
News & Observer
November 26, 2019, 5am PST
Cities not named from Boston in Massachusetts are explored for lessons in contemporary parking regulations.
CommonWealth
October 15, 2019, 7am PDT
Fairfax County, Virginia is considering a change to its parking requirements that would lower the number of parking spots at large malls like Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria.
Tysons Reporter
June 3, 2019, 12pm PDT
Copenhagen may have already met its bicycling goal of 50 percent of modal share for commuting, but it needs to improve the share for all trips. With less funding available, the city is pursuing low cost strategies, such as auto parking removal.
Forbes