The allocation of land to parking for private vehicles has a powerful impact on urban form, sprawl, congestion, public transit use, and air quality. With urban curb space becoming a more precious commodity thanks to the proliferation of curbside ride-hailing and delivery services, microtransit devices, and the desire for other uses such as parklets, the American view of parking is undergoing a transformation. Learn about the latest ideas in parking policy and how transportation planners balance the need for parking with sustainability and a broader range of uses.

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