Hello and welcome to this week’s Parking Reform News! This is the first week in quite a while where I have not had the luxury of an editor. Many thanks to Angel York for her work as a Communications Intern since the beginning of the year. If you know someone with strong editing and/or social media skills who would like to help us further our mission either as an intern or volunteer, send them the internship description. Until then, expect more errors and less maps. My apologies in advance.
May Event: Tackling Parking Reform in Hawaii
You’ll want to register now for our online event on May 20th: Tackling Parking Reform in Hawaii – Taking Down Parking Lots and Unpaving Paradise. Featuring Kathleen Rooney Ulupono Initiative’s Director of Transportation Policy and Programs. The event will begin at 4PM Pacific, free registration is required, sign up here.
Dallas Parking Reform Heats Up
PRN Member Nathaniel Barrett has another comprehensive and, if you’re into this sort of thing, entertaining thread reporting on the Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee meeting regarding parking reforms. And in an exciting development, a new facebook group has formed to support the potential reforms: Dallas – Parking Reform.
Buffalo Parking Garage Seeks Second Life
When a city eliminates its parking requirements, it can open up a world of possibilities. The City of Buffalo, NY is considering proposals to redevelop a large downtown parking ramp. Let’s hope they pick the one with the least amount of car parking.
A Recipe for Achieving Real Housing Affordability
From PN Advisory board member, Todd Litman comes a characteristically comprehensive post about upzoning policies, including parking reforms, that can ensure that low- and moderate-income households can find suitable housing in good neighborhoods where transportation costs are low.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- The opposite of just: Subsidized driving and the burden of climate change
- Parking sets the stage for a new Common Council’s relationship with police in Madison, WI
- Belmont, NJ’s expanded parking fees anger some residents who say they now have to pay
Open Streets and Street Seats
- Parklet spaces offer lifeline for businesses, unique experiences for patrons in Charleston, SC
- How one Philly ‘streetery’ experiment became a victim of its own success
- ANALYSIS: NYC DOT’s Permanent Open Streets Will Depend on its Definition of ‘Compromise’
- Rethinking Parking in Lexington, KY
- Laredo, TX working on updating downtown parking
- Dillon, CO moving forward with paid overnight parking system
- Dublin, Ireland City Council to trial on the spot fines for parking illegally in bus and cycle lanes
- ‘Sensible price’ or too much? Portsmouth, NH sets final vote on doubling parking fines
- As Salt Lake City’s population booms, neighborhoods find themselves in a losing battle against ‘densi-fication.’
- Hartsfield-Jackson to Open New ATL West Parking Deck
- Berkeley allocates large investment for affordable housing project near BART
- How Moscow, Russia fights traffic jams
- After easing off-street parking requirement, Pittsburgh, PA considers move to limit curb cuts
- Victoria, BC to consider cap on off-street parking for new developments