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Reinventing Parking

Sep 22, 2022

In mid-2020, Edmonton's city council amazed many of us in the parking reform scene by voting to comprehensively remove minimum parking requirements.

Edmonton had a unique name for its reform: Open Option Parking.

This month's Reinventing Parking is an interview with Ashley Salvador, who was a key participant in the...


Aug 24, 2022

This month's Reinventing Parking features an encouraging case of a non-profit organization taking the initiative on parking policy in its home city of Delhi. 

I spoke with Sonal Shah of the Centre for Sustainable and Equitable Cities (C-SEC), which carried out a small but sophisticated investigation of parking in the...


Jul 27, 2022

Reinventing Parking this time tackles the issue of sidewalk parking (or pavement parking or footpath parking). It features me and several other people from around the world.

One lesson is to act quickly if sidewalk parking emerges. Try hard to not let it become a serious problem in the first place!

If sidewalk parking...


Jun 9, 2022

Around 90 percent of New Zealand's people now live in areas where parking mandates have been abolished. 

This bold step was part of national efforts to tackle one of the world's worst housing affordability crises.

The episode is a lively discussion on the inspiring parking-reform progress in New Zealand and in its...


May 11, 2022

This episode features edited highlights from an excellent panel discussion on parking reform that took place at the YIMBYtown 2022 conference in Portland, Oregon.

YIMBY stands for 'yes in my backyard', referring to supporting housing development within existing urban areas, and YIMBYtown was all about abundant housing...