Build more housing and less parking near transit

Governing Magazine’s February 2017 issue says a A Low-Cost Solution to Traffic is building housing that limits how far people have to drive in the first place — building more housing close to the urban cores — or, at least, close to the dense suburban job centers. Urban planners often argue for locating more housing along high-frequency transit lines, which makes sense …

One British City’s Transit Solution: Tax Parking

By Angie Schmitt Jan 13, 2017 StreetsBlog A tax on parking in Nottingham, England, has funded a major tram expansion. Photo: Brian Fagan via Wikimedia Creative Commons Raising money for transit by charging more to drive is good public policy but difficult politics. If it was easy, many more cities would have a congestion pricing system in place by now. But one British …

Mayor: “It’s a matter of seeing the car as a 10m² of private space, ‘squatting’ in public thoroughfares.”

An interview with Grenoble Mayor Eric Piolle by Rosalie Salaün. This post is part of a series on articles on the Commons sourced from the Green European Journal Editorial Board. These were published as part of Volume 14 “Finding Common Ground”: Rosalie Salaün: What links do you see between the commons and the participative politics that you are conducting in public …