U.S. Parking Policy Innovation Contributor

U.S. Parking Policy Innovation Contributor


Contribute to a searchable, filterable database of innovative parking policies from cities across the U.S. The database includes a range of recent policy examples that represent significant shifts from the status quo in parking policy depending on the local context.

Policy types include:

  • Reduction/Elimination of Parking Minimums – reduces or eliminates requirements for developers to build a set ratio of parking spaces based on project uses, size, and other characteristics
  • Parking Maximums/Caps – restricts the total number of parking spaces that can be constructed as part of a development project
  • Shared Parking – parking spaces are shared by more than one use, which allows parking facilities to be used more efficiently
  • Unbundled Parking – separates parking costs from unrelated charges, such as the cost of housing or an office lease
  • Transportation Demand Management (TDM) – maximizes travel options as part of the development process, often through requirements or incentives
  • In-Lieu Fee – gives proposed development projects the option to pay a designated fee instead of providing some or all on-site parking that would otherwise be required by zoning; fees are generally invested in public parking or other transportation infrastructure
  • Demand/Performance-Based Pricing – adjusts public parking meter rates at defined intervals to achieve targets for on-street parking space utilization
  • Parking Benefit District – parking meter revenues from defined zones are returned to those zones and invested in the area, often to support local transportation improvements


Submit examples of innovative parking policies from U.S. cities via the form below for potential inclusion in the database. Updates to the database will be made quarterly.


ULI is collecting information about recently adopted innovative parking policies in the U.S. to provide city leaders, real estate industry professionals, and others with details that may be useful in informing or advancing policy reforms in their locations.

Included policies aim to manage the existing parking supply, reduce traffic, cut pollution, bolster city finances, promote housing affordability, and/or support economic and real estate development.

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