Automobile Parking – So what else is proposed? Reply

There has been a lot of discussion about the proposal in the draft regulations to remove the vehicle minimum parking requirement in parts of DC. However, there are also other car parking related proposals, intended to better reflect current norms rather than the existing 1950’s standards, to encourage more efficient and less disruptive use of parking, and to lessen the visual and environmental impacts. Parking can be an expensive and sometimes disruptive use, so the goal is to allow for better utilization of parking that is provided and to soften its potential impacts.

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parking table

We think that the proposed revisions to the parking requirements will help us to build a more attractive and inclusive city. By better utilizing the parking resources we do have, we will allow for a more walkable and sustainable DC.

Are we heading in the right direction? We’d like to hear your thoughts on these proposed revisions.