American architect Seth Goodman is on a mission to illustrate the absurdity of parking requirements. The above image, shows mandatory parking requirements for office buildings in different American cities.
Goodman notes that the majority of U.S. cities exempt their downtowns from these requirements, but says that’s not enough.”In many of these cities, the relatively small footprint of these exempt areas has failed achieve the critical mass necessary to create robust transit ridership and fully-functioning pedestrian oriented communities.”
It’s kind of crazy right? maybe a way to address this would be to change parking requirements if a building is located within 800m of a regular and reliable form of public transportation? imagine all the extra space!
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