The morning As I pulled into the three permitted parking spaces I had secured for Parking Day 2021 in Washington D.C., a large black SUV pulled into one of the spaces, oblivious to the large “no parking” permit he had pulled up next to. The driver looked down and ignored me as I glared at […]
The Parking Reform Network is excited to welcome Cheryl Cort, the Policy Director for the Coalition for Smarter Growth to speak about the campaign for a Washington D.C. bill to require parking cash-out as part of employee commuter benefits.
My interest in parking reform started when a particular study caught my attention: five transit-oriented developments across the US were using less than half of the parking spaces they created to meet parking regulations. Instead of building much-needed housing, office buildings or retail on heavily-trafficked and super-valuable real estate, much of the space sat empty.
It can be easy to feel gloomy and maybe a bit helpless from news of the coronavirus pandemic. While we continue practicing social distancing, donating to local food banks, etc., could we also set the stage for a healthier and more equitable city, with less parking? Here are some ideas that cities are adopting: Open