Happy Thanksgiving (to those viewing from the USA)! We hope you’re staying in town and reading about parking reform safely from your own home.
StrongTowns has carried on a tradition of calling out excess commercial parking lots in their #BlackFridayParking annual event. This year they’re doing something a little different. Take a picture of your “favorite” parking crater and post it with #iWishThisParkingWas
If you missed last week’s news and didn’t sign up for SPUR’s seminar the True Cost of Residential Street Parking (featuring Don Shoup and others), you can view it here. It was a great session and well worth your time.
The latest issue of Transfers Magazine came out last week and features an article on a research paper investigating How Developers Respond To Parking Reform. You might also check out Commuter Benefits and Driving: Direct and Spillover Effects.
A long process to reform parking minimums in Berkeley, CA is coming to an end. There is a hearing on December 1st and, if you’re a resident, you might want to weigh in. Councilmember Lori Droste gives the details in this thread.
Parking Reform Network member Nathaniel Barrett has been live tweeting Dallas zoning committee parking meetings and the threads are epic and informative. His latest thread from last Thursday can be enjoyed here.
A partnership in Munich generated some headlines last week for pairing buzzwords AI and cryptocurrency with parking management. But don’t worry, you don’t really need fancy tech to manage parking and incentivize commuters to drive less.
StrongTowns continues it’s robust coverage of Edmonton’s recent parking reforms with a 90 minute webinar on How to Get Rid of Parking Minimums.
Another Canadian victory, this time in Vancouver, BC, where City Council approved a Climate Emergency Action Plan that calls for eliminating parking minimums and more on-street parking management.
Santa Barbara, CA figures that it has to spend money to make money and has approved a $700,000 expenditure to replace parking attendants at downtown lots with license plate reader (LPR) technology.
NYC, on the other hand, might be heading in a different direction with enforcement. Curbed covers a proposal to crowdsource parking enforcement by incentivizing New Yorkers to report parking violations by sharing the proceeds with the reporters.
That’s it for this week! If you have some news we missed, tweet it at us!