Most sports arenas are surrounded by acres of parking lots. Even in the NYC, the Yankees required thousands of parking spaces to be built along with their new stadium. The problem is, no one wanted to park in them, taxpayers have lost millions of dollars, and the empty garages are holding up the construction of a new soccer stadium.
This Op-Ed in the British Medical Journal makes the case that providing free parking to hospital workers is antithetical to the mission of health care providers.
A pair of notable twitter threads crossed our path this week. This one live tweets a presentation given by our Advisory Board member, Norman Garrick titled “Value Parking and the Land on Which it Stands.” And this thread by UC Davis professor Chris Elmendorf compares California and Oregon’s approaches to statewide parking regulations.
And hot off the presses today, Sightline’s Michael Andersen digs deeper into Oregon’s new statewide parking requirement rules.
What’s happening in various cities around the globe? Paris is on its way to halving on-street parking and wants to know what Parisians think is the best use of the reclaimed space. Arlington County, Virginia is joining a number of other US municipalities in pursuing performance based parking pricing. Olympia, Washington passed a zoning reform package which reduces some parking requirements, including those for new ADUs.
What would the impact on parking be if most of our inner-city travel shifted to on-demand mobility services and transit? This article about a study focused on Singapore provides some scenarios.