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Why Legislatures Across the US Are Challenging Parking Mandates More Than Ever Before

Parking reform is gaining momentum across the U.S. Here are a few recent victories.

Is a Parking-Free Future Possible?

Henry Grabar, author of Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World, talks about the blunders of urban planners and how better cities depend a whole lot on a smarter approach to parking.

TransForm has a guide to help you advocate for smarter parking policies that can lead to a greater housing supply

Knowing there is a dearth of good data, TransForm just published a guide for them and for housing advocates: Parking Revolution: Housing Solution. The timing is key, since these plans are being discussed right now.

Is a Parking-Free Future Possible?

Henry Grabar, author of Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World, talks about the blunders of urban planners and how better cities depend a whole lot on a smarter approach to parking.

Research Indicates the Large Potential Benefits of Parking Cash-Out Laws

‘Free’ employee parking increases driving. Parking cash-out laws reward commuters who use climate-friendly modes, which increases fairness and reduces traffic problems.

Reduced parking requirements seen as tool to create more housing

After last week’s disagreement on process and timing, the Missoula City Council this week approved a request asking city staff and their consultants to include parking reform on a list of items that could best address the city’s housing shortage.

As Cities Eliminate Parking Minimums, Congress Considers Getting in on the Reform

This month, California Rep. Robert Garcia (D-Long Beach) introduced a bill that would limit city governments’ power to enforce minimum parking mandates. The so-called “Home for People Not Cars Act” would discourage cities from enforcing parking spot requirements for new homes and businesses built within a half-mile of public transit services..

Parking Reform Bill to be Introduced at Federal Level

The legislation, which would ban parking requirements near transit to encourage housing development and bring down housing costs, would be a rare federal preemption of local control.

New Houston Law Requires 10 Parking Spaces For Every Parking Space

At press time, a second law was passed requiring that 10 parking garages be built for every square inch of green space in the city.

3 Resources to Help Abolish Parking Mandates

Hear from the most effective advocates on how to inspire communities to end parking minimum mandates, remove parking subsidies, and begin building stronger towns.