Equity

Portland equitable mobility plan: Tax parking lots, require equal commute benefits

The Pricing Options for Equitable Mobility (POEM) Task Force recommended a citywide flexible commuter benefit program (parking cash-out), a tax on privately-owned off street parking, and accelerated implementation and expansion of performance-based curb pricing. Fees for urban delivery and transportation network carrier/for-hire (TNC) services recommended to reduce congestion and pollution. The Task Force also recommended …

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Fairness and Equity in Parking Reform- Part 3

In previous posts, we talked about why adding parking doesn’t solve the “parking problem,” and why we need to use pricing to get turnover and create parking availability to actually solve the “parking problem.” One challenge commonly brought up when meters are proposed is the issue of fairness and equity. “Won’t new meters hurt poor …

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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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