Parking minimums are local laws that require private businesses and residences to provide at least a certain number of off-street parking spaces. These requirements are one of the most significant factors that shape how our cities are planned and built.
At Strong Towns, we believe every community with mandatory parking minimums on its books should seek to abolish them. These rules are not only unnecessary: they are destructive to our communities’ financial strength and resilience.
But getting rid of these pesky laws can be surprisingly challenging. In this webcast, you'll learn from a team of advocates and local leaders who successfully accomplished this feat in their city of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. They include Ashley Salvador and Travis Fong—cofounders of the Canada Backyard Housing Association; and Anne Stevenson—Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Right at Home Housing Society and former senior planner for the city of Edmonton.