Green line drawing of a house and icon of black car belching exhaust inside a red circle with a line through it. Text says: Build Housing, Not Parking

Portland has eliminated residential parking requirements, your city should be next.

Portland recently passed a landmark residential zoning reform eliminating “single-dwelling” zones by re-legalizing fourplexes (and below-market rate sixplexes) nearly everywhere in the city, and no parking at all is required for any of these new homes. The Residential Infill Project was very controversial and took years of dedicated organizing to become a reality, but, astonishingly, […]

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Cover of Spot's Parking Lot by Bidget C. Brown artwork of a red dog's head in front of a large empty parking lot. a sofa is in one of the spots.

Spot’s Parking Lot teaches kids just how much space parking takes

Hi. Bridget Brown, here, author of Spot’s Parking Lot, a children’s picture book wherein a terrier considers alternative uses for parking spaces (preview available here). It’s a little weird to be writing this in the midst of a pandemic, when the concept of how much space people need is so much on our minds as we try

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Parking Requirements Gave Me a Haircut

Neighborhood-friendly developments are often made infeasible due to overly high parking requirements. By Neil Heller with Cary Westerbeck Neil is an urban planner at Neighborhood Workshop in Portland, Oregon and faculty of the Incremental Development Alliance. Currently sporting an 80-day shelter-in-place mullet. Cary is an architect and small-scale developer at Westerbeck Architecture in Bothell, Washington

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Parking reform is a public health issue

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

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