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I research and try to influence urban transport policy. Cities fascinate me and my little contribution is to work on understanding them and on making their urban transport less of a bane and more of a boon.
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The video of that SUTP webinar on how to improve on-Street parking management
In my webinar on 8 May I urged cities to "Take On-street Parking Management Seriously". Here below is the video ( click here to go straight to the youtube  version). See the summary below if you want to jump straight to a certain topic. I spoke for 40 minut...
In my webinar on 8 May I urged cities to "Take On-street Parking Management Seriously". Here below is the video (click here to go straight to the youtube version). See the summary below if you want to jump straight to a certain topic. I spoke for 40 minutes or so, then took questions.
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"Less parking, more city": short animated video from ITDP Mexico
Parking revolutionary Prof. Donald Shoup has announced his retirement from full-time academia, prompting various glowing tributes, such as this , this  and this . I won't add to them today. But today's post includes evidence of Shoup's international influen...
Parking revolutionary Prof. Donald Shoup has announced his retirement from full-time academia, prompting various glowing tributes, such as this, this and this. I won't add to them today. But today's post includes evidence of Shoup's international influence. The folks at ITDP Mexico (who include ...
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Parking in TODs (part 2): webinar slides
It is more than a year since part 1 . How embarrassing. To resume my Parking and TOD series, here is a presentation from my July webinar with Pawan Mulukutla of Embarq India . I hope you find it thought provoking! It was aimed at an India-based audience but...
It is more than a year since part 1. How embarrassing. To resume my Parking and TOD series, here is a presentation from my July webinar with Pawan Mulukutla of Embarq India. I hope you find it thought provoking! It was aimed at an India-based audience but it includes arguments, frameworks and ...
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US employment parking benefit: 1)  costs govt $7.3 billion, 2) adds 800k cars to roads at rush hour; 3) benefits almost exclusively top 10% of income earners. That money would be better spent on improving transit.
Not only does the parking tax benefit pay people to drive during the most congested times of day, the whole system of commuter benefits functions as a gigantic transfer from poor workers to affluent workers, who have greater access to subsidized travel to work. Graph: TransitCenter/Frontier ...
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São Paulo's parking "maximums" ain't maximums
In " São Paulo's parking U-turn " I reported that Within special transit corridor zones, São Paulo is replacing the old parking minimums with maximums. and The maximums have an interesting feature: they are flexible! A developer CAN choose to provide more p...
However, Rafael Lemieszek from São Paulo commented on the post with a helpful clarification. Thanks! (and apologies that I didn't notice the comment at first) He points out that "maximums" is not quite the right word. However, with no concise alternative, I can see why reports on the issue ...
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São Paulo's parking U-turn
I live almost as far from Brazil as it is possible to be (in Singapore). But I am intrigued by the parking reforms in São Paulo's new strategic master plan.  The plan was approved at the end of June and released on 31 July. See here ,  here , here , here an...
I live almost as far from Brazil as it is possible to be (in Singapore). But I am intrigued by the parking reforms in São Paulo's new strategic master plan. The plan was approved at the end of June and released on 31 July. See here, here, here, here and here for reports in English.
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On-Street Parking Webinar this Friday 8 May (08:00 UTC)
Reinventing Parking has been a little quiet lately because I have been busy on various projects. The biggest is a toolkit about on-street parking management for GIZ's Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) . It is now under review and should be out with...
Reinventing Parking has been a little quiet lately because I have been busy on various projects. The biggest is a toolkit about on-street parking management for GIZ's Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP). It is now under review and should be out within a few months.
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It is more than a year since part 1. How embarrassing. To resume my Parking and TOD series, here is a presentation from my July webinar with Pawan Mulukutla of Embarq India. I hope you find it thought provoking! It was aimed at an India-based audience but it includes arguments, frameworks and ...
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The latest post at Reinventing Parking is by Andrés Sañudo with more on ITDP's study of Mexico City's parking requirements.
In my previous post, Mexico City's Required Parking Glut Part I, I reached three main conclusions about the city's parking minimum approach: Parking is the land use growing at the fastest rate. Most real estate projects in the city provide an amount of parking close to the legal requirement.
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We need a clearer picture of the key municipal parking policy alternatives and of the different reform agendas.
Parking policy can be confusing. US parking experts Todd Litman and Donald Shoup both urge a shift away from the standard practice of relying on minimum parking requirements set at cautiously high levels. Therefore, many folks assume that their respective 'new paradigms' are similar.
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"In the projects analysed more than 16 million m2 of floor space was added in total. Of this, 42% was  parking ..."
The good news is that parking regulations will soon be reviewed under new federal and local development programs. A key aim of this review will be reducing or eliminating minimum parking requirements. This recognizes that the current regulations are based on false premises: that parking supply ...
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Asks why governments intervene in the public transport business. And therefore, who should plan it, who should own it, and who should pay for it? I also ask, are these technical questions or political ones? These are internationally relevant but this presentation was to a Singapore audience and uses Singapore’s public transport story for most examples. Presentation for Singapore's OTC leadership institute (10 April 2014).
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Mexico City’s Required Parking Glut ~ Reinventing Parking
www.reinventingparking.org

The good news is that parking regulations will soon be reviewed under new federal and local development programs. A key aim of this review w

Sidewalk Cycling in Japan ~ Tokyo By Bike
www.tokyobybike.com

I have a love hate relationship with sidewalk cycling in Japan. On one hand I hate the fact that cycling infrastructure is so poor that cycl

Does it really cost $9,000 per year to own a car in the US?
carsharingus.blogspot.com

I saw it again: another article quoting a statistic of how much it costs to own a car! You know, the one quoting AAA's calculations that it

Santiago and Transport Innovation
davidaking.blogspot.com

A couple of weeks ago I spent a few days in Santiago, Chile. This is a really underrated city that should be much higher on people’s lists t

Reinventing Parking
www.reinventingparking.org

I've got a really big wooden crate -- it's a little over 4 metres long and just under 2 metres wide -- and it won't fit in my house. I'm the

Where Spots Are Hot
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FAIRFIELD, Conn.—In the Metro-North parking lots along Connecticut's Gold Coast, the haves and the have-nots aren't defined by their clothes

A cheatsheet of peer-to-peer car sharing players
gigaom.com

Two peer-to-peer car sharing startups have launched in the Bay Area in recent months (there's at least five here now), and there's four peer

Beautiful Chaos – Time lapse video captures the chaotic traffic in Ho Ch...
www.transportgooru.com

Here is a really beautiful time-lapse video capture of the crazy traffic in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The creator, Rob Whitworth, this vide

Workshop held on “Ahmedabad‟s Parking Puzzle: Ideas for Sustainability” ...
deshgujarat.com

Gujarat. Ahmedabad; Vadodara; Surat; North Gujarat; South Gujarat; Central Gujarat; Saurastra; Kutch; Tribal Belt. Business; Politics. Naren

Reinventing Parking: Adaptive Parking lets parking supply choices respon...
www.reinventingparking.org

In other words, it is a good idea to encourage parking supply to adapt to local conditions. By the way, I really mean LOCAL. And by 'con

How the “Right” to Cheap Parking Makes Streets Less Equitable | Streetsb...
streetsblog.net

A recent piece in the Boston Globe explored the concept of reforming curbside parking policy by aligning prices with demand. Globe writer Le

It's the Parking, Stupid: One Transportation Consultant's Tough Love App...
www.theatlanticcities.com

To ease cities' car addiction, Jeffrey Tumlin says we've got to charge drivers more to park

Reinventing Parking: Promising Parking Policies Worldwide: Lessons for I...
www.reinventingparking.org

Promising Parking Policies Worldwide: Lessons for India? I have mentioned before that India's cities have dire parking problems and much

“The Politician's Incentive Is to Hide Costs”
reason.com

The Economist’s Ryan Avent on how local governments and NIMBYs have driven up urban housing prices.

New Program Uses Parking Meter Money to Fix Local Streets
kutnews.org

More parking meters could be installed in some of Austin’s busier residential areas. City council approved a program today that would allow

Cycling in Singapore: Negative versus positive bicycle advocacy
cyclinginsingapore.blogspot.com

Negative versus positive bicycle advocacy. Our previous post stumbled into a raging debate between two contrasting ways of promoting bicycle

Singapore to tackle jams with car ownership curbs
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