On-street Parking

Close-up of old-fashioned blue double parking meter against red brick wall.

Want Less Traffic and More Parking? Start Charging for It!

Cities often fail to effectively manage parking—and the public pays for it.

December 5, 2023 - Marcelo Remond

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Santa Barbara Renews Parklet Program

The city updated its pandemic-era on-street dining program with new regulations that limit the locations and design of parklets.

October 20, 2023 - edhat

New York City Open Streets

Cities Rethinking the Value of Parking

The effort to reclaim public and private spaces from car storage had some setbacks since the days of al fresco and open streets in the first years of Covid-19. But widespread parking reforms and new evidence shows the public is rethinking parking.

October 17, 2022 - Globe and Mail

Rendering of Commercial Row Commons redesign with trees, wide sidewalk

Midtown Atlanta Plaza Replaces Parking With Public Seating, Art

The formerly car-centric block was redesigned to include wider sidewalks, public seating, and enhanced landscaping in lieu of on-street parking.

August 9, 2022 - Urbanize Atlanta

On-Street Parking

ITDP's New On-Street Parking Pricing Guidebook

This report explores strategies for efficient and equitable parking management with an emphasis on pricing. These strategies enable cities to reallocate space for bus lanes, bicycle lanes, wider sidewalks, and pickup zones, and generate revenue.

September 22, 2021 - Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

San Diego Waterfront

San Diego Bike Advocates Demand Safer Infrastructure

After 12 people were killed this year biking on San Diego County roads, local advocates are calling for more protected bike lanes and safer bike facilities.

August 4, 2021 - CBS 8 San Diego

Parking Meter Fail

Transit Passes Are Way, Way More Expensive Than Street Parking Permits

Some might call it call it asphalt socialism, but public subsidies tend to only go one way in the United States: toward the car.

October 4, 2020 - Streetsblog USA

Electric Scooters

Parking Study: Scooter Scofflaws Far Outnumbered by Car Scofflaws

The worst offenders of parking violations on the streets today aren't scooters—they're food delivery and ride-hailing drivers.

March 5, 2020 - Cornell Chronicle

New York Street Parking

N.Y.C. Parking Reform Takes Step Forward as Debate Rages On

In Manhattan, a contentious debate has been brewing over on-street parking and how that space could be used for something other than storing cars.

February 19, 2020 - Gothamist

Saenredamstraat, Parking Free Street

Watch What Happens When Parking Disappears From an Amsterdam Street

Eve Kessler shares news of a new film from Streetfilms that documents the efforts of a neighborhood in Amsterdam to activate a street liberated from parking.

September 17, 2019 - StreetsBlog NYC

Saenredamstraat, Parking Free Street

Watch: How to Remove Thousands of Parking Spaces

What the city of Amsterdam will gain by removing cars from on-street parking space.

June 8, 2019 - CityLab

Amsterdam Wedding

Rather Than Banning Cars, Amsterdam Reduces On-Street Parking

Amsterdam will pursue the Oslo model of targeting parking spots, rather than driving bans, to make for a walk-and-bike friendly city. On-street parking spaces will gradually be replaced, starting July 1, with bike lanes, sidewalks, and trees.

April 11, 2019 - CityLab

Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio

On-Street Parking a Sticking Point for Cincinnati's Road Diet Plan

Liberty Street was once a narrow, urban street. Now it's seven lanes of unsafe speeds and pedestrian risks. The city has a plan to greatly reduce the number of traffic lanes on the street, or another plan that won't.

March 18, 2019 - WCPO

SoMa San Francisco

It Takes a Fatality to Remove On-Street Parking

On March 8, 30-year-old Tess Rothstein of Berkeley was riding a rented Ford GoBike in San Francisco's SoMa district when a car door suddenly opened, forcing her outside the narrow white line of the conventional bike lane into the path of a truck.

March 15, 2019 - San Francisco Examiner

On-Street Parking

Demand-Based Pricing for On-Street Parking Pilot Finds Success in D.C.

It's rare to see a policy so effective in achieving its goals.

March 12, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Montreal, Quebec

Montreal Street Reconfiguration Could Remove Parking, and Businesses Aren't Happy

The city of Montreal will spend $123 million on the first phase of a project to revamp Ste-Catherine Street, removing 140 on-street parking locations in the process. More parking spots could follow.

November 22, 2018 - Montreal Gazette

On-Street Parking

Dynamic Parking Prices Coming to Milwaukee

One of the key elements of progressive parking policy, as recommended by Donald Shoup, is on the way to the on-street parking meters in the city of Milwaukee.

September 14, 2018 - Urban Milwaukee

Main Street

Cheaper Parking Bathed in Purple in Walnut Creek

A new on-street parking regime comes with a royal purple color scheme in a ritzy suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area.

September 24, 2017 - East Bay Times

Elgin Street, Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa Learns Street Design Can't Please Everyone

The city of Ottawa's plan to make improvements to Elgin Street has elicited conflicting opinions between businesses, residents, and commuters on what should be prioritized in order to make a better street.

October 13, 2016 - The Ottawa Citizen


A New Era of On-Street Parking Policies

The influence of Donald Shoup's classic book, "The High Cost of Free Parking," is becoming more and more apparent in more and more cities around the country.

February 5, 2016 - Pew Charitable Trusts

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