These are the US cities doing away with parking minimums

by : greatergreaterwashington – excerpt

Under DC’s new zoning code, there will be fewer requirements to build parking next to new buildings. Lots cities are making similar moves, with some doing away with parking minimums altogether…

Cities originally mandated parking minimums out of fears that without them, nobody would have anywhere to park. But we’ve since learned that parking minimums lead to greater congestion and higher housing prices in cities and neighborhoods. Matthew Yglesias sums it up nicely in his book, The Rent Is Too Damn High:…(more)

Claims that removing parking requirements will lower housing costs and increase affordability have not played out as predicted. Property values have increased where limits have been lifted, not decreased. Don’t believe the lie that parking minimums will have the desired effect.


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