Are Parking Minimums a Thing of the Past?

The first minimum parking requirement was established in 1923 in Columbus, Ohio. By the 1950s, parking minimums had grown to become a staple of American urban planning—a catalyst for how the automobile was to define America and the shape of its cities. As suburban America took shape and grew, the concept of parking minimums became deeply rooted in planning regulations and city codes. The main idea of parking minimums was to ensure that parking on public streets for neighborhood businesses would not be overwhelmed by the private vehicles. This article describes the trend away from parking minimums as city planners seek to encourage more sustainable multimodal mobility options.


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  • Accession Number: 01695311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 12 2019 7:08AM