parking

The Irony of Minimum Parking Requirements

As many people (including me) have written, minimum parking requirements encourage sprawl by requiring "islands of building surounded by seas of parking."  Generally, municipalities trying to end or modify these rules have started with downtowns and worked their way outward. ... read more »

CNU CITY SPOTLIGHT: The Parking War in Cincinnati

This post is part of a new series on the CNU Salons, CITY SPOTLIGHT. City Spotlight shines a light on the latest news, developments and initiatives occurring in cities and towns where CNU members live and work. The below post is a City Spotlight on downtown parking issues in Cincinnati. This is also... read more »

Tumlin on parking

This afternoon, Jeffrey Tumlin spoke on how to reform parking to reduce the negative results of minimum parking requirements. (If you're not familiar with them, google "Donald Shoup"). Some of his solutions were stuff I've heard before: abolish parking requirements, create residential permit syste... read more »

Minimum parking requirements upheld- or, when will they ever learn?

Last month, a New York appellate court upheld minimum parking requirements in Syracuase, on the ground that such rules are reasonably related to the city's goal of "enhanc[ing] traffic safety by removing cars from the [City’s] streets”(1) ... read more »

Downtown Montgomery's First Reverse Angle Parking

Downtown Montgomery continued its trend of implementing innovative New Urban projects with new reverse angle parking on a key thoroughfare in the Central Business District.   So far, the reviews have been positive as drivers/parkers begin to see the safety and convenience advantages that revers... read more »

Cool Planning: LEED-ND in Plain English

In giving some advice on LEED-ND on Pro-Urb, John Anderson once wrote "LEED-ND is a reasonable (but in my view excruciating) way to go."  He suggested other paths to get to a similar place with "less brain damage." ... read more »

#CNU18 Spirit of change rolls In on two wheels as CNU 18 opens

The spirit of transformational change rolled in on two wheels Wednesday night at the opening plenary of CNU 18 at Atlanta's famed Tabernacle Theater. ... read more »

Stuck in the Past, Lenders Neglect TOD

Despite the commonly presumed inconveniences, high risks, and financially detrimental results of pedestrian and transit friendly development, public transportation’s association with safety, risk-fr ... read more »

The Evolution of Tysons Corner

Community leaders of Tysons Corner, Virginia, once a poster-perfect example of an 'edge city', have increasingly been seeking strategies to create a more walkable pedestrian-friendly form of urbanism ... read more »

A Session on Parking Packs 'Em In

What does this say about the importance of parking as an issue for New Urbanists? ... read more »