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Rethinking the Notion of Parking as a Public Good – “Carcatecture”

Parking shapes every element of the urban environment, often to the detriment of a place. Why do we subsidize public parking as a public good, and how can we move forward?

A New Jersey city that limited street parking hasn’t had a traffic death in 7 years

Street parking was already scarce in Hoboken, New Jersey, when the death of an elderly pedestrian spurred city leaders to remove even more spaces in a bid to end traffic fatalities.

Cities, towns debate ways to reduce parking for cars, to leave more room for people.

A lot of cities have changed their streets and changed their kinds of development to reduce parking for cars, leaving more room for people. In Arizona, a new development takes that idea further, claiming to be America’s first neighborhood built to be car-free. NPR’s Adam Bearne has the details.

Parking Reform is Sweeping the Country. Does it Work?

A new study shows a significant reduction in housing construction costs in cities that have reduced or eliminated minimum parking requirements.

Automated parking facility pulls double duty as inner-city rooftop oasis

The vehicle storage part of the parking structure is inside. On entering, cars and their drivers are separated at the basement level. The automated parking works like other examples we’ve seen, such as the Dokk1, and consists of robotic platforms on wheels created by HikVision that actually move the cars around.

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.