Connecticut Passes State Level Reforms
Last week Connecticut passed a suite of state level reforms championed by DesegregateCT, to reform zoning laws. Check out PRN member and DesegregateCT founder Sara Bronin’s riveting and informative livetweet thread of the Senate hearing for many details. You can follow that up with analysis from Sightline Institute’s (and also a PRN member) Michael Andersen on what this might mean for other efforts around the country.
More mandatory parking requirements news
- Fairmont, West Virginia, City Council passes four ordinances to improve building, development
- Richmond, VA councilman wants to strike rules governing parking requirements for new developments; panel agrees to study
- ‘Home In Tacoma’ Advances with Recommendation to Eliminate Single-Family Zoning
Everything is Five (Canadian) Dollars in Penticton
One should never expect much from local coverage of parking rate increases and merchants are notorious for blaming parking for their troubles, but it sure is strange how it seems people only drive to downtown Penticton, BC for $5 purchases.
More curb management
- Major Changes To Parking In Downtown St. Cloud, MN Begin Next Week
- Sign of times as parking prices in downtown Jacksonville increase but signage called ‘misleading’
- Popular Ontario tourist destination imposing big fines to avoid huge influx of visitors
How Much is That Curb Outside Your Window?
Another interesting research paper from UC Santa Cruz’s Adam Millard-Ball explores The Width and Value of Residential Streets.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- The intersection of parking and housing
- Loop Alliance April report shows a continued, alarming rise in downtown parking levels
- Philadelphia needs to manage the return of the car as the pandemic subsides
Street Seats and Open Streets
- More Dining Spots Mean Fewer Parking Spots, And San Diego Seems Fine With That
- Polarizing parklets: How SF thinks about public space could forever change
- From parking to parks: San Diego preps for pedestrian-friendly makeover of downtown’s E Street
- Restaurant owners welcome Baker legislation extending outdoor dining in MA
- This is what New York City streets would look like with 25% less space for cars
- NYC gave up 8,550 parking spots for al fresco dining amid COVID