San Francisco is considering a bill to reform parking requirements, removing the requirements forcing developers to build parking in certain types of housing developments, “unbundling” parking so condo purchasers can choose whether to pay for a parking space or not, and allowing mechanical or valet parking to save space if the building wants it.

DC developer Madison Marquette created a Facebook page for the historic Blue Castle at 770 M St SE, to “cut through the clutter and embrace technology” to reach out to the community.

Andy Kunz, a New Urbanism leader, makes the case for national high-speed rail in an interview in Treehugger.

And University of Oregon professor Mark Gillem explains why Eugene, Oregon should stimulate downtown by building parks instead of subsidizing more parking, drawing on experiences from large and small cities around the country.

Via Planetizen.


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David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.