Parking

August 4, 2011, 7am PDT
Philadelphia is opening its first "parklet" -- a small public park space built on street parking spaces.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 22, 2011, 2pm PDT
Zoning codes that mandate a certain number of parking spaces for businesses that serve on-site alcoholic beverages are inconsistent with law enforcement's campaign against drunk driving, says Eric de Place.
Sightline Daily
July 20, 2011, 1pm PDT
Cities plan to cut off individual parking garages is a gamble, says Josie Garthwaite in National Geographic -- yet making it impossible to park is one of the few yet most effective tools that reduces driving.
National Geographic
June 27, 2011, 1pm PDT
It's the opposite of conventional transportation policy in American cities that places motorist convenience in high priority (think 'level of service'). This story shows what European cities are doing to get motorists out of cars.
The New York Times - Environment
June 2, 2011, 12pm PDT
Once thought to be only needed in dense inner cities, underground parking lots are being built now in suburban areas to reduce the use of space in tightening quarters.
The Washington Post
May 27, 2011, 10am PDT
Generally speaking, elected officials don't campaign for higher fees. However, in this op-ed, D.C. Councilman Tommy Wells draws a connections between higher residential parking fees, improved public transit, and better access to street paking.
The Washington Post - Opinions
May 16, 2011, 6am PDT
An architect takes a seat on the Wet Hollywood City Council, and offers his thoughts on density and parking in the city and where things went wrong.
Architect
May 8, 2011, 7am PDT
Cities of all population sizes were ranked by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Key to top-rated Seattle was its management of parking. 19 cities were cited from throughout the country.
The Atlantic Magazine
April 29, 2011, 8am PDT
Why is it so hard to build in New York City? Why are rents so expensive? It's partly because parking requirement are so onerous that developers are doing everything they can to avoid them, writes Noah Kazis.
Streetsblog
April 24, 2011, 9am PDT
This video from <em>Streetfilms</em> looks into parking and explores why underpriced parking can be bad for cities.
Streetfilms
March 23, 2011, 8am PDT
Traffic plans for a new casino in downtown Cleveland could create a major improvement for the neighborhood -- or an indelible sore spot.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
March 15, 2011, 7am PDT
The Economist did not take lightly to reading The New Yorker's economics writer blast Manhattan's bike lanes so he could park his Jaguar for free. Ironically, Cassidy may have annoyed his fellow economists more than the 'bike lobby' that he targets.
The Economist
February 13, 2011, 1pm PST
A new report from NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy reveals that the parking minimums required for new developments are a significant part of why housing in New York is so expensive.
Streetsblog
January 25, 2011, 6am PST
Brookyln City Councilman David Greenfield is introducing legislation that would allow pregnant women special parking passes if they have a note from their doctor.
New York Daily News
January 2, 2011, 7am PST
Donald Shoup's market-based parking concept comes to another city, this time, Seattle.
The Seattle Times
November 1, 2010, 9am PDT
By providing real-time data about what actually happens in on-street spaces, the sensors can help enforce parking laws, move toward smart and flexible curbside pricing, and prevent cruising and traffic congestion.
Streetsblog
Blog post
October 26, 2010, 8am PDT

While critiquing one of my blog posts, Prof. Randall Crane asked: "Is any parking regulation a net social burden or only 1.75 spaces per Jacksonville, Florida apartment?" This question in turn is an example of a broader question: how do we resolve an issue when we don’t know, and perhaps have no way of knowing, the ideal empirical answer?

Parking regulation presents a classic example: looking at environmental harm alone, it seems to me clear that minimum parking requirements create some environmental harm by on balance encouraging driving, but also reduce environmental harm from "cruising" (motorists wasting time and fuel searching for parking spaces).*

Michael Lewyn
September 24, 2010, 9am PDT
In the last 2 years, New York's Broadway has given up 3.5 miles of traffic lanes and parking to bike lanes and pedestrian access, and gained a significant improvement in congestion and accident rates.
New Urban Network
September 20, 2010, 7am PDT
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) begins a two-year tryout of new parking technologies.
New Urban Network
September 12, 2010, 1pm PDT
Unlike at other beach resorts, the New Smyrna Beach traffic accidents happen on the beach itself. Sea turtles receive protection from the traffic allowed on the beach, but not children. On Sept. 5, a 4-year was run over fatally, the 2nd this year.
The New York Times - U.S.