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Cars Are Outgrowing Their Parking Spaces

As American vehicles grow taller, wider, and longer, more of them are having a hard time fitting in traditional parking spaces.

February 10, 2023 - Vice

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New York Parking Is a Pricey but Valued Amenity

In a city where owning a car can be an expensive burden, off-street parking spaces are still highly desired commodities.

April 3, 2020 - The New York Times

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What Happens If Parking Structures Become Obsolete?

An architect makes the case for future-proofing new parking garages so they can easily shift to other uses in a future with fewer cars.

August 5, 2018 - Fast Company

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A Car Ban By Other Means

After failing to implement a car ban, Oslo officials are converting downtown street parking into public space.

July 2, 2018 - Fast Company

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New York Parking Pilot Favors Car Share

New York is the latest city that will prioritize shared uses when it divvies up public parking spaces.

February 15, 2018 - PIX 11

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More Cities Replacing Parking With Drop-Off Zones for Ride-Hailing Companies

More than one city has ditched parking in response to the congestion and conflicts created by ride-hailing pick-ups and drop-offs .

November 21, 2017 - CNN

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D.C. Removes Parking Spaces to Make Room for Late-Night Ride Hailing

Fewer parking spaces, more sober rides home. Sounds like a recipe for a good night out.

October 27, 2017 - CityLab

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An App to Rent Driveways

The shared economy is coming to that most sacred of private properties—the garage or driveway parking spot.

October 27, 2017 - Smart Cities Dive

A Three-Story House That Fits in a Parking Space

There's a design for a 400-square-foot house spread over three floors.

October 17, 2017 - New Atlas

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Seattle-Area Park and Ride Costs Soar to $100,000 a Space

Charged with adding over 8,500 stalls, Sound Transit is facing rampant costs that call its park and ride strategy into question.

September 15, 2017 - The Seattle Times

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Timelapse: Bikeshare Versus Parking Spaces

A Manhattan timelapse video shows a startling contrast between bikeshare and car parking when it comes to efficient use of city space.

July 6, 2017 - CityLab

Parking Spaces Reduced in Center City Philadelphia—Along With Parking Occupancy

Philadelphia is providing a living case study of the tenants of the Donald Shoup-approach to parking.

January 1, 2016 - Plan Philly

Does the Loss of 591 Parking Spaces Constitute a Crisis?

That's how two San Francisco Chronicle reporters are painting the loss of 591 parking spaces to bike lanes, parklets, and bus rapid transit this year, after losing 180 downtown spaces last year. Streetsblog's Aaron Bialick responds.

June 4, 2015 - Streetsblog SF

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An Unintended Consequence of Unbundling Parking from Housing

Transportation and affordable housing advocates advocate unbundling parking from housing to provide an incentive to own fewer vehicles while reducing housing costs and increasing supply. But should parcel taxes be applied to parking spaces?

November 17, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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How '9x18' Parking Spaces Could Solve Affordable Housing

The "9x18" proposal by the Institute for Public Architecture provides a lesson in the relationship between parking requirements and the cost of housing.

September 15, 2014 - New York Times

Are Parking Garages Headed the Way of Horse Stables?

In Washington D.C., and cities across the U.S., many planners believe the decline in driving and auto ownership presages a major reshaping of urban land use. As the demand for parking spaces wanes, how will our streets and blocks change?

September 19, 2013 - The Washington Post

San Francisco's Parklets Become Part of the City

Parking spaces in San Francisco are being repurposed as small patio-like park spaces and out door seating areas. John King of the San Francisco Chronicle looks at how they've become part of the city.

July 15, 2011 - San Francisco Chronicle

'Pop-Up' Cafes Heading to New York City

The City of New York has announced plans to allow restaurants to edge into the street to use parking spots for outdoor seating and patios.

November 11, 2010 - Grist

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