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The Complete Parking Toolbox

Cities across the country that have engaged in professionally-run parking reform draw on a variety of methods to reduce the over-supply of parking spaces, use land more efficiently, and accommodate the needs of residents and business customers. Experts agree that no one method is always right in every area of…

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Bend residents oppose elimination of off-street parking requirements

Bend residents oppose eliminating minimum off-street parking requirements

The recent community survey on the web site DoesParkingMatter.com about off-street parking requirements was completed by 1,195 people. The large number of responses indicates a substantial degree of public interest in the issue, compared to other online surveys regarding city policies conducted over the last decade. The survey was sponsored…

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Cities that have eliminated parking minimums focus on downtowns and transit corridors

While a number of cities have taken steps to improve the efficiency of land utilization by reducing or eliminating minimum parking requirements, only three have been found that have opted for total elimination citywide – all have extensive transit systems and a history of surplus parking. Most cities have used…

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