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Parking Reform

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
February 11, 2020, 12pm PST
An onion piece published by D Magazine makes an argument for less burdensome parking requirements as a way to deliver more affordable housing options in Dallas' housing stock.
D Magazine
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
October 21, 2019, 9am PDT
The California Coastal Commission could have overturned part of San Diego's ambitious parking reform policy approved earlier this year, and would have if commission staff had won their arguments.
Streetsblog California
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
August 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
New development coming to Downtown Pittsburgh lacks sufficient parking, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 18, 2019, 7am PDT
The Houston Council voted yesterday to extend its market-base parking program.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
April 25, 2019, 11am PDT
The fine for misuse of a placard will increase considerably, but not everyone agrees this is the right way to address a growing problem.
Los Angeles Times
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
April 3, 2019, 7am PDT
Streetsblog USA has launched its annual "parking madness" competition that has shamed the nation's worst parking crater for six years now. This year, however, the award will go to a former parking crater.
Streetsblog USA
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
March 12, 2019, 5am PDT
It's rare to see a policy so effective in achieving its goals.
Greater Greater Washington
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
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
December 14, 2018, 6am PST
The range of cities that have recently removed parking mandates could help motivate others that are eyeing new parking policies.
Sightline Institute
November 28, 2018, 8am PST
A proposal under consideration by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors would eliminate parking requirements citywide.
San Francisco Examiner