This short cartoon shows how cities make up parking requirements from junk science.
In cities across the U.S., drivers are renting, borrowing, and tracking parking spots.
City requirements for off-street parking spaces jack up rents.
Off-street parking quotas are on the books just about everywhere. But the specific numbers are based on little or nothing.
Hundreds of thousands of parking spots across the U.S. are vacant, unwanted, and mandatory.
Mandatory off-street parking quotas for apartment buildings eat up a lot of space. Here's how much parking is required in your city.
On the subject of curb parking, everyone seems to have a story -- and what the stories reveal is surprisingly important to the future of our cities.
Many cities legally require off-street parking spaces for single-family homes. This leads to ridiculous and unwelcome results.
I want my next move to be by bicycle. Crazy? Not at all. Thanks to impressive new bicycle trailer designs, such a move is now possible. So are other, similarly audacious feats of human-powered hauling, from freighting fish to delivering mattresses. (More on that in a moment.) In 1981, when I left for college, (almost) everything I owned fit in a backpack, a trombone case, and an airline bike box. By 1993, all of my worldly possessions and those of my small family fit in a 15-foot Ryder truck towing a Honda Civic. By 1996, my family’s possessions had increased …