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parking minimums

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
April 7, 2019, 1pm PDT
A lawsuit against San Diego alleges that the City Council approved an ordinance ending parking requirements on transit corridors without performing necessary environmental review.
NBC San Diego
March 22, 2019, 9am PDT
In addition to replacing parking minimums with parking maximums of one space per unit in transit corridors, the city council went a step further by requiring unbundling, that is, requiring separate payment for parking from the housing.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
February 27, 2019, 7am PST
Austin seems like a safe bet to be one fo the next cities to end parking minimums citywide, and advocates are already pressing for the change.
Austin Monitor
February 4, 2019, 11am PST
Civic San Diego and San Diego planning commissioners approved new parking standards that would eliminate minimums and set maximums of one space per multifamily unit. Those reforms and more must still be approved by the City Council.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
February 4, 2019, 5am PST
Sandpoint, Idaho removed minimum parking requirements a decade ago. The city's director of planning describes what happened since.
Strong Towns
December 21, 2018, 11am PST
The city of San Francisco became the largest city to end minimum parking requirements through the city earlier this month.
Streetsblog USA
December 17, 2018, 10am PST
Under a new plan proposed by the mayor of San Diego, new developments in transit-rich parts of the city would no longer require parking.
Voice of San Diego
November 28, 2018, 8am PST
A proposal under consideration by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors would eliminate parking requirements citywide.
San Francisco Examiner