We bring you this week’s parking reform news, big and small. Sometimes small things add up. Not having to stand on your tippy toes to pay parking. The ability to pay cash. Plugging in your EV. Have a look!
Better Uses for Car Parking
- A former K-Mart cat parking lot in St. Paul, MN will become nearly 400 workforce and senior homes.
- Streetsblog explores innovations in curbside secure bike parking.
- An underground car parking lot in East Lansing, MI is being used as a socially-distant farmer’s market.
- A Swedish national experiment called “one-minute city” repurposes curbside car parking for more active uses.
- COVID has lead to many places streamlining and expanding programs to use curb space for higher purposes than car parking.
- Californians who live in multifamily housing such as apartments face an extra hurdle to electric vehicle ownership; changing the green building code can help.
- Removing free parking in Vancouver is in the best interest for the environment.
- Leicester, England is the latest British city to implement a Workplace Parking Levy
- Ann Arbor, MI is considering zoning changes, including fewer required car parking spaces, to allow for more housing to be built.
- Colonial Williamsburg, VA continues to implement a performance based parking management plan.
- Parking near this Oceanside, NY post office is “at a premium,” but not enough of a premium to pay for.
- Auburn, AL is building a 350 stall parking garage, but only charges $1 an hour to park at the curb until 6pm, weekdays.
- The saga of the Surf City, NC paid parking initiative is approaching the final steps.
Parking Meters and Enforcement
- Saint John, New Brunswick council looks to increase parking ticket fines
- New Bedford Drivers Rack Up $100K in Parking Ban Fines
- The meter vendor in Santa Cruz. CA donated $18,000 in holiday service fees to a local charity.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Brisbane parking meters to be permanently cashless
- ‘Tiptoe Reach’: Tall Parking Meters Causing Issues In Watertown
- Minneapolis mosque says Park Board’s refusal to sell land for parking infringes on religious liberty
- Greensboro, NC wants to disallow people with unpaid parking tickets from renewing their car registrations.