Empty Spaces webinar confronts parking at transit-oriented developments

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Smart Growth America presents a webinar on NITC research by Reid Ewing of the University of Utah. The research found that parking guidelines sharply overestimate driving at transit-oriented developments.
Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 10:00am to 11:00am PST

Smart Growth America hosted a webinar Jan. 31 on NITC research finding that standard guidelines lead to a drastic oversupply of parking at transit-oriented developments. That restricts the supply of housing, office and retail space while driving up the price.

The webinar marks the release of Smart Growth America's lay summary of the NITC report, called "Empty Spaces," which will be available to webinar attendees.

Watch the recorded webinar here.

The research, led by Reid Ewing of the University of Utah, is one of the first comprehensive data-driven reports to estimate peak parking and vehicle trip generation rates for transit-oriented development projects, as well as one of the first to estimate travel mode shares for TODs. Ewing analyzed data on actual parking usage and total trip generation near five transit stations: Redmond, Washington; Rhode Island Row in Washington, D.C.; Fruitvale Village in Oakland, California; Englewood, Colorado; and Wilshire/Vermont in Los Angeles.

Ewing will be joined during the webinar by a panel of national land-use policy experts. They will take questions about the findings on Twitter using the hashtag #EmptySpaces .

Full details, including the research report, are on the project page.

The research and its implications are in our news coverage.

Or, you may download the full report directly.

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