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State Senator Takes on Parking Requirements
Posted By Damien Newton On March 3, 2009 @ 5:16 pm In Climate Change,Los Angeles,Parking,Smart Growth,Sprawl,Transit-Oriented Development,Urban Design,Urban Planning | 3 Comments
In Los Angeles, the bill would have an amazing impact on transportation planning if it were to become law. Immediately the city would be forced to think of building transit-oriented development without the minimum two car spaces for every residential unit, or setting aside part of its parking fees for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
However, getting this legislation passed and signed is going to be a heavy lift. Despite the many positive impacts that parking reform would have for the transportation network and environment by reducing V.M.T., there are bound to be a lot of pro-automobile forces pushing back against the legislation and so far there has been almost sign of a campaign promoting it. As a matter of fact, the only place I found this legislation mentioned was Infosnack , a blog originating out of Washington, D.C. In other words, seeing this legislation passed into law may be a heavy lift; but then most things worth doing are.
Highlights of the point system include (and clearly someone has been reading Don Shoup):
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URLs in this post:
 SB 518 (PDF): http://info.sen.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0501-0550/sb_518_bill_20090226_introduced.pdf
 Infosnack: http://www.infosnack.org/2009/03/ca-legislator-proposes-state-wide.html
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