WEBINAR: People over Parking: Advancing Walkability through Parking Reform

Webinar announcement for People over Parking taking place June 5 at 2:00pm ET with an aerial view of a parking lot with lots of cars. Panelists Omar Fateh, Chris Meyer, and Tony Jordan are pictured.

Concocted in the 1950s as part of “America’s love affair with the automobile,” cities and towns enacted parking minimums for new development, which have become a major barrier to walkable communities. Excessive surface parking pushes destinations apart, encourages driving, and creates hostile walking environments. The cost of parking structures drives up housing costs and encourages sprawling greenfield developments.

In recent years a growing number of cities have reduced or eliminated “parking minimums”, with positive effect.  In Minneapolis, for example, the resident population has increased by 17% while “vehicle miles traveled” have fallen 2% since the law changed in 2021.  It’s not just cities, bills are now being introduced at state and federal levels.

Webinar attendees will learn about the following:

  • How parking mandates negatively impact walkability, the climate, and housing affordability.
  • Why the removal of minimum parking requirements benefits individuals and communities.
  • How to engage the issue in their state, city or town, or at the federal level.

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Like all of our webinars, this will be recorded and available after the fact. But you’ll want to join us in real-time if you can for the opportunity to ask questions of our guests and live-tweet along with us. You’ll also receive ample resources and additional materials if you RSVP.

Join us: Wednesday, June 5th

2:00pm – 3:00pm, Eastern