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Parking minima
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The Globe & Mail editorial board comes out in support of eliminating parking minima:
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/...-with-the/

Now, can we get some support for this from our local councils, and actually make it happen here?
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(07-03-2020, 11:15 AM)tomh009 Wrote: The Globe & Mail editorial board comes out in support of eliminating parking minima:
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/...-with-the/

Now, can we get some support for this from our local councils, and actually make it happen here?

Hear hear!
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#3
Agreed. But car is still very much King in Waterloo region.

Not sure it'll fly....yet
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#4
Isn't the tower proposed at Ontario and Weber Sts meant to be without any on-site parking? Developers would try it out (whether without parking or with less parking) in a few spots in town if given the opportunity. Other than DTK and UTW, I could see it working, in a few spots with both ion and bus transit connections. Although overall, yes, the car is king in K-C-W.
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(07-05-2020, 08:20 AM)Spokes Wrote: Agreed. But car is still very much King in Waterloo region.

Not sure it'll fly....yet

The car is also king in Edmonton. The car is king in every city in NA. 

But removing parking minima have nothing to do with banning or restricting cars. It only serves to restore the free market forces that should govern our storage of private property. 

Yes, KW had one parking free building but removing parking minima would not necessarily lead to more.
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#6
Not necessarily many parking-free buildings, no. But we might see fewer buildings with excess parking, at least.
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(07-05-2020, 09:21 AM)tomh009 Wrote: Not necessarily many parking-free buildings, no. But we might see fewer buildings with excess parking, at least.

Also creative ways of sharing parking. A church can probably share a parking lot with retail. A residential building might be able to share parking with an office building.

Right now if you can get a sympathetic planner and councillors willing to go along, you might be able to get such an arrangement after a huge amount of expensive paperwork, but it should be something the property owners/occupants can work out amongst themselves.

Also the less people have to depend on creative and insightful planners, the better — those are too rare.
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