Three Major Problems with Parking Minimums

Parking minimums are the strange, out-dated, and totally unscientific law that's probably languishing in your city's zoning code. They sound dull (and they are) but they're incredibly important because they have … [Read more...]

A Free Market for Parking

Free Parking

I had an interesting conversation with someone last week about the free market as it relates to parking requirements. I was advocating for some additional review of applications in instances where, at least in my … [Read more...]

They paved paradise, put up a parking lot

The asphalt-industrial complex—otherwise known as Big Asphalt—took control of our cities and towns. Here's how we can take it back. In America we have 2.5 million miles of paved roads, and an … [Read more...]

Great idea: Rethinking parking

From coast to coast and in middle America, more sensible parking policies are taking hold and may be the quickest path to urban revitalization. Parking is one of the primary shapers of US … [Read more...]

Black Friday and Parking

In the early days of my professional career, when I did municipal engineering and zoning work, parking was one of those easy things to deal with. Every code I encountered had elaborate tables that would spell out, with … [Read more...]

The ten steps of walkability

In Jeff Speck’s excellent new book, Walkable City, he suggests that there are ten keys to creating walkability. Most of them also have something to do with redressing the deleterious effects caused by our allowing cars … [Read more...]