Topic: Traffic Reduction

There are many other potential uses for spaces reserved for parking. This illustration puts the opportunity costs in perspective, showing how the private and public realm could be reshaped for higher value purposes. Download this infographic Source: ITDP

Parking demands, like other transport demand patterns, operate on a peak and off-peak schedule depending on related land use. Distinct but complementary patterns, such as “office parking” that is generally empty in the evenings and on weekends and “residential parking” that is generally fuller in the evenings, offers an opportunity for cities to better satisfy residents and commuters…

In this report, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy proposes six general modifications to Mexico City’s parking policy. These are derived from analyzing the current policy resources and their effects on urban development and mobility in the city. The relevance of parking management is described through its influence on the city’s performance and the objectives of denser, more…

For too long cities tried to make parking a core feature of the urban fabric, only to discover that yielding to parking demand tears that fabric apart. Parking requirements for new buildings have quietly been changing the landscape, making walking and transit less viable while inducing more traffic. Many cities around the world are now changing course…

Car sharing is a model of car rental, available in over 1000 cities in many nations, where people rent cars for short periods of time, often by the hour. They are attractive to customers who need only occasional use of a vehicle, as well as others who would like occasional access to a vehicle of a different type…

This guidebook is the result of a study carried out in 12 cities across five countries throughout Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico) looking at parking and travel demand management (TDM) policies. It serves two main objectives: to present the general findings of the fieldwork carried out in the focus cities, comparing their…

Transportation systems in many Chinese cities have reached a critical moment in dealing with traffic congestion and perceived parking shortages stemming from rapid motorization. Recent research shows that oversupplying parking, as many cities did in response to increased car use, in fact, worsens congestion problems. Cities that have limited or capped parking supply in dense…

Many of the mobility issues faced by the Hipódromo neighborhood have their roots in the movement of activity towards the west and south, and the creation of de facto economic centers previously located the city’s historic center. The movement of economic activities toward the southwest eventually turned into a corridor with an axis that flowed…

ITDP Mexico produced a video with Emigre Films on the social costs of the car use in Mexico. Watch it on YouTube or at left.

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