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Raleigh joins ranks of cities with no costly parking mandates

Raleigh, North Carolina became the 24th North American city confirmed to have eliminated minimum car parking requirements for most land-uses citywide. In a 7-1 vote on March 15th, 2022, Raleigh City Council approved a series of zoning amendments which flipped existing parking minimums to parking maximums, established bicycle parking requirements, and imposed environmental mitigations for …

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What Parking Day showed me about the value of public space and what we sacrifice for cars

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 …

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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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