Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman spoke with Ben Spurr of The Toronto Star about the global movement to set performance-based prices for curb parking, and remove minimum parking mandates:
The Congress for the New Urbanism reports that the number of North American cities ending minimum parking mandates, citywide, is showing "a dramatic acceleration since 2020 – higher even in the first quarter of 2023 than in all of 2022".
"Park Once" Districts let mixed-use neighborhoods thrive with far less parking than is required by conventional suburban developments. Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman spoke with Paul Barter, on his Reinventing Parking podcast, about how to design, operate, and manage these districts. Barter writes:
As part of a team led by Opticos Design, Siegman & Associates has been working with the City of Davis, CA, to replace a cumbersome and sometimes contradictory collection of downtown plans, policies, and guidelines with a clear, succinct plan and code. On Tuesday, the new plan and its accompanying form-based code were unanimously approved by the City Council.
Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman spoke with Catie Gould of the Sightline Institute for her in-depth article on why cities and towns across the US are removing minimum parking mandates, what has happened in the places that have, and how they still manage to keep curb parking readily available.
Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman spoke with Ciara Nugent of Time about minimum parking regulations, the economically-illiterate philosophy behind them, and why they increase traffic congestion, pollution, and carbon emissions:
In an illustrated article on Opticos Design's blog, Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman makes the case for buying more agile fire department vehicles:
In a guest lecture at Stanford today, Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman discussed the parking reform movement sweeping America, how reforming parking policies can help cities prosper, the great earthquake and fire of 1906, why Silicon Valley’s transit systems are some of the least cost-effective (and how to improve them), and the illegal origins of some leading Silicon Valley firms.
As part of an interdisciplinary team led by Lisa Wise Consulting, Siegman & Associates will be working with City staff, elected officials, and the public at large to update Columbus’ 70-year-old zoning code. WOSU reports:
In an op-ed for Streetsblog USA, Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman analyzes the decline and fall of minimum parking regulations:
"Was 2021 the year that U.S. planners finally lost faith in minimum parking requirements?
While a Principal at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting, Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman led the Waterfront Parking and Transportation Demand Management Study for the Port of San Francisco. Our study included an analysis confirming the feasibility of replacing several Port-owned parking lots with a theater, hotel, and affordable housing, without providing new or replacement parking.
In a recent editorial, the Modesto Bee’s editorial board calls for implementing our Downtown Master Plan recommendations:
“Today’s leaders have the added advantage of a forward-looking, recently approved downtown master plan at their fingertips.
Does your town have misguided parking policies? Would you like to know how to reform them, in ways that achieve lasting community support?
In a webinar sponsored by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation & Development, Siegman & Associates founder Patrick Siegman and Professor Richard W. Willson share insights from their decades of experience as practitioners and teachers.