Parking reform, aging, and disability roundtable

For people who advocate for parking policy reform (or transportation reform more broadly), the question comes up a lot: if you want to take away parking spots, doesn’t that exclude people with disabilities or mobility issues who rely on those spaces?  This topic is complex, but luckily there are people on the case to sift …

Parking reform, aging, and disability roundtable Read More »

Webinar: The Inside Story of Oregon’s Big Parking Reforms

Join us on Wednesday, September 21st at 11AM Pacific Time for this webinar. Free Zoom Registration is required. Oregon recently enacted the most aggressive statewide parking reforms in the nation, requiring jurisdictions in the state’s eight largest metro areas to eliminate or greatly reduce parking requirements. This webinar will provide an in-depth overview of the …

Webinar: The Inside Story of Oregon’s Big Parking Reforms Read More »

Chicago updates TOD ordinance to reform parking requirements in four ways

In July, the Chicago City Council updated the city’s nearly decade-old transit-oriented development ordinance, setting minimum density standards in some areas, connecting density bonuses to providing more affordable units, tripling the size of TOD areas, and establishing parking maximums outside of downtown for the first time, among other changes. I’ll focus on the new parking …

Chicago updates TOD ordinance to reform parking requirements in four ways Read More »

How green is my free parking structure? Still, not very.

Almost five years ago, we called out the folks at the National Renewable Energy Lab for claiming that their shiny new LEED-platinum candidate parking structure was some kind of environmental marvel.  Despite a plethora of solar panels, the underlying purpose of the garage is to facilitate car trips, and because NREL doesn’t charge anyone to …

How green is my free parking structure? Still, not very. Read More »