Episode 22: Mandatory Parking Minimums and You

Life before mandatory parking minimums in Stockholm’s Old Town (Photo by Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman)

Mandatory parking minimums are an important part of how our cities are shaped (we swear!) and we are happy to see the subject explained in a more digestible way in a recent video by Vox and Mobility Lab. In our first video-inspired episode, we discuss what exactly these wonky requirements are, and unpack the nuance surrounding how to go about disincentivizing unnecessary driving in city centers in an equitable way.

We are also still doing a happy dance for our partnership with Next City on a series of conversations about interesting stories found on NextCity.org. Check them out for more in-depth analysis of urban issues and stay tuned for more frequent content from them every month!

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Articles referenced in this episode:

Main video from Vox and Mobility Lab — The High Cost of Free Parking: https://mobilitylab.org/2017/07/19/voxmobility-lab-video-high-cost-free-parking/

Intro and closing music is “Urban Life” by Gustavs Strazdin used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode