Parking Regulations

Sidewalk Parking

Parking on Sidewalks Could Be Prohibited Throughout the U.K.

The United Kingdom could preempt local laws that allow drivers to park cars on sidewalks. The policy would provide clearer paths for people with disabilities and people choosing active transportation modes.

September 2, 2020 - The Guardian

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Opinion: L.A. Parking Requirements Need Serious Revamp

Los Angeles has a parking problem—namely, too much of it—caused by minimum parking requirements.

February 20, 2020 - Los Angeles Times


How Cars Make Life More Expensive—Even If You Don't Own a Car

Auto-dependence starts with land use, and zoning codes ensure everyone pays for the privilege only available to some.

February 6, 2020 - Vice

Reserved Parking

A Post-Car-as-King Planning World

Cities not named from Boston in Massachusetts are explored for lessons in contemporary parking regulations.

November 26, 2019 - CommonWealth

On-Street Parking

Is New York Ready to Change its Parking Culture?

Conversations about radically overhauling parking regulations in New York City, as the Big Apple is surprisingly behind the times when it comes to innovative approaches to parking.

November 2, 2019 - Gothamist

Philadelphia Bike Lane

Conflict in Philadelphia Over Church Parking in Bike Lanes

A long-standing policy allows parking in front of churches and synagogues but leaves cars blocking bike lanes, and cyclists want the practice to end.

October 3, 2019 - The Philadelphia Inquirer


3 Keys to Ending Parking Minimums

What does it take to make the bold step toward ending parking minimums in an entire city?

July 2, 2018 - Strong Towns

Parking Meter

Residence in Chicago's TODs Come With a Major Caveat: No Parking Permits

One big idea behind transit oriented residential developments is that residents will be liberated from their cars. New developments in Chicago are making sure residents won't be parking on streets to get the best of both worlds.

June 4, 2017 - DNAinfo Chicago

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Why Aren't We Building Middle Income Housing?

For low-income residents in high-cost areas, there's no substitute for the public sector to provide below-market rate housing. But for middle-income households, the market should be able to produce housing without subsidy. So why doesn't this happen?

February 28, 2017 - Shelterforce/Rooflines


Barcelona Tackles its Traffic, Pollution With Parking Policies and Superblocks

We talked to Barcelona's mobility guru, Mercedes Vidal, about how the high pollution levels that are pushing the city to rethink heavy traffic flows, provide faster more efficient public transport and hike up parking fees.

November 8, 2016 - Cities of the Future

Criticism Over Special Parking Arrangements for New Atlanta Braves Stadium

Cobb County, Georgia recently approved the "Accessory Special Event Parking" ordinance to limit parking operations around the Atlanta Braves' new stadium.

July 7, 2016 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Meter Maid

Pesky Parking Tickets? There's an App for That

An intrepid student has created a simple chatbot program that helps people get out of parking tickets.

July 4, 2016 - Ars Technica

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Better Parking, Better Cities

Reformed parking regulations will improve the quality of urban environments. They might even allow to once again construct building types we appreciate only in older cities, but could never imagine building with today’s parking requirements.

April 12, 2016 - Gerhard Mayer

Pickerington, Ohio

Retail Parking: A View from Google Earth

Google Earth can be a useful tool for understanding how parking is being used in your community and to identify where over- or under-utilization occurs.

February 16, 2016 - Jennifer Evans-Cowley

Modern Love Looks Like Parking Tickets

Fools rush in, they say—with a little push from the Cambridge Traffic, Parking, & Transportation Department.

February 14, 2014 - Boston Globe

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