Personal View: Communities should follow Cleveland's lead and ease parking mandates
Personal View: Communities should follow Cleveland’s lead and ease parking mandates
Dialogue around commercial and residential development in Northeast Ohio rarely includes one of the key drivers of costs: parking.
Jeffrey Weston Sleasman is senior director of applied research at Fund For Our Future. Full article originally published in Crain’s Cleveland Business/Opinion on August 28, 2023.
New developments are broadly expected to include parking. How much is provided, however, is usually regulated by outdated mandates that ignore a neighborhood’s context and create an undue burden on everyone, including drivers.
The city of Cleveland recently passed “Transportation Demand Management” legislation that will update parking mandates and include mobility alternatives for projects near high-frequency transit routes. These regulatory changes are important, and other cities across Northeast Ohio should pay attention.