Parking Mandates

Black and white tinted photo of underground parking garage with black floor, white crosswalk, and harsh lighting.

New Map Compiles Parking Reform Efforts Nationwide

The interactive tool helps citizens and policymakers understand parking reform at a broader level and zero in on state-level legislation.

May 21, 2024 - Parking Reform Network

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Why Parking Reform Goes Hand in Hand With More Housing

To achieve the full benefits of ‘missing middle housing’ and make way for small-lot construction, cities must rethink parking mandates.

March 27, 2024 - Sightline

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Colorado Bill Would End Minimum Parking Requirements

Supporters of the bill say eliminating parking mandates would make housing more affordable and reduce carbon emissions.

February 19, 2024 - Fox 31

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Minnesota Legislator Proposes Parking Reform Bill

The bill would build on nationwide momentum to eliminate minimum parking requirements.

January 30, 2024 - Star Tribune

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Montgomery County Moves to Eliminate Parking Mandates

The council unanimously supported a proposal to remove minimum parking requirements near for developments near transit.

December 1, 2023 - The Washington Post

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Durham Eliminates Parking Requirements

Another domino has fallen in the parking reform movement.

November 27, 2023 - The News & Observer

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Norman, Oklahoma Eliminates Parking Mandates

The city made a subtle, one-word change that frees up developers to build parking based on actual need and eliminates costly unnecessary parking.

September 14, 2023 - Next City

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Austin Could Eliminate Parking Minimums for Bars

Proponents of the resolution say the city’s parking mandates encourage drunk driving and drive up construction costs for small businesses.

April 12, 2023 - Towers

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Parking Reform Gains Momentum

More cities and states around the country are recognizing the value of eliminating parking requirements.

March 30, 2023 - Congress For New Urbanism

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California Poised To Eliminate Parking Requirements Near Transit

A state bill awaiting Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature would prohibit parking mandates in neighborhoods within half a mile of transit.

September 8, 2022 - CBS 8 San Diego

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Strong Towns: For Better Cities, End Parking Subsidies

The parking mandates and subsidies prevalent in American cities stifle development and remove agency from property owners and residents.

June 13, 2022 - Strong Towns

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