The Committee for Sydney has released a barnstorming report that advocates for multiple reforms to on-street parking, aligning with asks from Streets Alive Yarra:
The report points out that on-street parking often restricts the outcome that it was intended to deliver, namely access; and that cities need to be comprised of walkable neighbourhoods that are connected by a network of bike lanes and public transport.
The report states that there are good reasons to require people to pay for parking; and that revenue from on-street parking should be reinvested in infrastructure for walking, biking, and place making.
Finally, the report identifies that costly parking mandates should be removed from planning schemes, and replaced with parking maximums:
We support the report, because it aligns with asks from Streets Alive Yarra, including:
- Charge for parking
- Use the revenue to fund infrastructure for walking, biking, and place making
- Eliminate parking minimums
- Apply parking maximums
We encourage governments and roads authorities to read the report, and implement its recommendations.
Published 9th August 2022