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The Reinventing Transport show is for anyone, in any country, pushing for local changes to urban mobility, especially if you want your city to be more socially just, sustainable, safe, productive, full of great places and much better at helping us all to flourish. Intro and outro music: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar via http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Tumbling_Dishes_Like_Old-Mans_Wishes/So_Far_So_Close
 
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Around 90 percent of New Zealand's people now live in areas where parking mandates have been abolished. This bold step was part of national efforts to tackle one of the world's worst housing affordability crises. The episode is a lively discussion on the inspiring parking-reform progress in New Zealand and in its main cities. Read more details here…
 
This episode features edited highlights from an excellent panel discussion on parking reform that took place at the YIMBYtown 2022 conference in Portland, Oregon. YIMBY stands for 'yes in my backyard', referring to supporting housing development within existing urban areas, and YIMBYtown was all about abundant housing advocacy. The panel, Parking R…
 
Daniel Firth surprised me several times in the latest episode of Reinventing Parking as we discussed Stockholm and its parking policies. I learned in December about Stockholm's pricey residential on-street parking. Sharing about that on social media connected me with Daniel, who turned out to be ideally placed to explain more. It turns out that oth…
 
More and more cities around the world have been abolishing their parking mandates. So should we describe parking minimums as "an endangered species" internationally? I tackled that question in the March edition of the Parking Today magazine. With Parking Today's permission, here is the article as a short "extra" Reinventing Parking podcast episode …
 
Fayetteville in Northwest Arkansas abolished all of its commercial parking minimums. Benefits quickly emerged but no drama or problems. Fayetteville's story is an excellent reminder that parking reform is not just for large, transit-rich cities. Reinventing Parking this month features a discussion between me, Catie Gould of the Sightline Institute …
 
This edition of Reinventing Parking features a great four-way discussion with three Brazilians, Clarisse Linke, Hannah Machado and Fernando Franco, to help us understand São Paulo's bold parking reforms in the last 8 years or so. Read all the details here. Follow Paul Barter on Twitter. Reinventing Parking is now the official podcast of the Parking…
 
The Netherlands is less known for parking than for fostering astonishing levels of bicycle use. But Dutch car parking policies and practices really are well worth your attention. To find out more, I interviewed one of the Netherlands' top parking policy experts, Dr Giuliano Mingardo, a senior researcher at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Don't…
 
Waverley council area in Australia has had zero parking minimums since 2018. I interviewed Sara Stace to find out more. Two keys to Waverley's success in nixing its parking minimums with little fuss seem to be: Before the decision, Waverley already had some experience with parking minimums set to zero in certain parts of the area. Data on the resul…
 
Reinventing Parking this time looks at a successful parking reform campaign in Washington DC. The episode is a lightly edited recording of a Parking Reform Network event on 30 March 2021. The event featured Cheryl Cort, Policy Director for the Coalition for Smarter Growth which is a non-profit in the Washington DC region. Cheryl spoke about the lon…
 
The latest episode of Reinventing Parking features more from Patrick Siegman. This time we discussed on-street parking fee success stories in two California cities, San Francisco and Ventura. Both have implemented Shoupista-style demand-based on-street parking price setting, with great success. Learn more here. Support Reinventing Parking on Patreo…
 
Patrick Siegman is one of my inspirations as a parking policy changemaker and a skilled practitioner and consultant on parking (and much more). He also has a great knack for communicating about parking policy reform. My discussion with Patrick focused on the ongoing revolution in off-street parking policies, including the trend to abolish parking m…
 
"Join the new Parking Reform Network!" was the key message Lindsay Bayley, Jane Wilberding and I had in mind when we planned our discussion for this edition of Reinventing Parking. But first we tackled links between parking reform and social equity, racial justice and enforcement reform. In light of recent events, we couldn't not talk about them. T…
 
Metro Manila depends on informal, lightly-regulated public transport which now faces a catastrophe as a result of this pandemic. The Mobility Coalition, an alliance of eight Metro Manila transport advocacy groups, has ideas on what to do. Paul Barter spoke with Robie Siy who is active in the Mobility Coalition and who writes the weekly Mobility Mat…
 
The Reinventing Parking podcast is back after a few months' break! The focus this time is a new report from Centre for London, entitled "Reclaim the Kerb: the Future of Parking and Kerbside Management in London". Thanks to my guest, Joe Wills. This report has lessons for parking change-makers all over the world. Find out more here. The ongoing pand…
 
The Japanese approach to parking, despite its uniqueness, has much to teach the rest of us. I (Paul Barter) discussed Japanese parking with Rebecca Clements, who is investigating it as she works towards a PhD at the University of Melbourne. Find out more here. Support Reinventing Parking on Patreon. Follow Paul Barter on Twitter. Like Reinventing P…
 
Cities need bus improvement champions - 'heavyweights' even. For Reinventing Transport this time around I discussed bus improvements with public transport planning veteran Colin Brader of ITP. Colin has worked on numerous public transport projects around the world and is one of the authors of the 2019 EBRD report, "Driving change: reforming urban b…
 
Adaptive Parking aims to be the answer to this question: How can my city defuse real parking problems without making car dependence worse, while fostering liveable cities, while reaping more value for the community from the space now used for parking and while gaining enough public support? Adaptive Parking is a package of parking reform agendas th…
 
Where in the world is urban growth mainly outward onto new land? Where is it mostly upward in the form of taller buildings? These questions (and others) are tackled in a unique way by the important World Resources Institute (WRI) working paper, “Upward and Outward Growth: Managing Urban Expansion for More Equitable Cities in the Global South”. I sp…
 
This edition of Reinventing Parking offers answers to people's concerns that abolishing parking minimums will cause shortages of on-site parking and that such shortages will cause wider problems. Find out more here. Support Reinventing Parking on Patreon. Follow Paul Barter on Twitter. Like Reinventing Parking on Facebook.…
 
If you care about promoting public transport, you need to understand the key choices about organising and regulating it. They shape the industry and they really matter. This edition shares the key alternatives and gives a sense of what's at stake. The focus is buses but most of the ideas also apply more widely. Learn more and read the full show not…
 
This month's Reinventing Parking is on minimum parking requirements and draws on relevant highlights from many episodes since the podcast was launched a year ago. I actually created it as an episode last month of my other podcast, Reinventing Transport. Find out more here. Support Reinventing Parking on Patreon. Follow Paul Barter on Twitter. Like …
 
Minimum parking requirements are under siege and that is a very good thing. This episode examines parking minimums and the pushes in many cities to abolish them. It does so with the help of excerpts from my other site and podcast, Reinventing Parking. Learn more and read the full show notes here. Support Reinventing Transport on Patreon. Follow Pau…
 
Jakarta is no parking policy model yet! But middle-income cities everywhere will certainly relate to its parking difficulties and to the reforms it is considering. Paul Barter spoke with Yoga Adiwinarto of ITDP Indonesia about parking policy in Jakarta. Find out more here. Support Reinventing Parking on Patreon. Follow Paul Barter on Twitter. Like …
 
Yoga Adiwinarto of ITDP Indonesia wants you to know that Jakarta's urban transport situation is not hopeless. There is progress and even a useful lesson or two for other large cities in middle-income countries. Paul and Yoga discussed urban transport in Jakarta for Reinventing Transport episode #14. Learn more and read the full show notes here. Sup…
 
Reinventing Parking #11 is an interview with Fabian Küster, lead author of a report on car and bicycle parking from the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF). It sees minimum bicycle parking requirements as a good thing. For cars, it wants minimums replaced with maximums. Find out more here. Support Reinventing Parking on Patreon. Follow Paul Barter …
 
Reinventing Transport #13 is an explainer for the idea that public transport networks can often be improved at low cost by being simplified. Your long waiting times for buses might be because there are too many bus lines! Learn more and read the full show notes here. Support Reinventing Transport on Patreon. Follow Paul Barter on Twitter.…
 
Stefan Bakker sees a big future for electric vehicles with two wheels. They get less attention than electric cars or electric buses but two-wheeled electric vehicles are increasing faster and are making more of a difference already. This is Reinventing Transport #12. Learn more and read the full show notes here. Support Reinventing Transport on Pat…
 
Could we end the era of mass car ownership without a huge fight and without draconian policies. That's the focus of Reinventing Transport #11. It is also a tribute to Chris Bradshaw who passed away in November 2018. Learn more and read the full show notes here. Support Reinventing Transport on Patreon. Follow Paul Barter on Twitter.…
 
This encouraging episode looks at how the car-dependent metropolis of Auckland in New Zealand has been changing course since 2003 or so. It's part of my December 2018 discussion with Matt Lowrie and Patrick Reynolds of the Greater Auckland blog. Learn more and read the full show notes here. Support Reinventing Transport on Patreon. Follow Paul Bart…
 
Episode 8 is a chat with Matt Lowrie of the Greater Auckland blog about Auckland, New Zealand, and its bold with parking reforms. These include abolishing most of its parking minimums and success with demand-based on-street parking pricing. Find out more here. Support Reinventing Parking on Patreon. Follow Paul Barter on Twitter.…
 
I interviewed Patrick Reynolds and Matt Lowrie, two of the bloggers on the Greater Auckland blog in New Zealand’s largest city. It was a wide ranging conversation which will eventually become two Reinventing Transport episodes and one Reinventing Parking episode. Auckland is a striking example of a rather car dependent city that has actually been c…
 
Episode 7 of the Reinventing Parking podcast looks at Mexico City, which abolished its parking minimums in July 2017. There are lessons here for all opponents of minimum parking requirements. Paul Barter spoke with Andrés Sañudo, who was a key player in the successful campaign in Mexico City to get rid of the parking minimums and to improve parking…
 
Parking is the focus of Episode 8 of Reinventing Transport. Highlights include how most cities plan parking like they plan toilets, and why that is a bad idea. Also, why on-street parking is actually not a public good. I discuss Adaptive Parking, a set of ideas for getting urban success (and parking success) but avoiding the harmful effects of park…
 
Paul Barter spoke with Jos Nino Notz about parking policy in Berlin, Germany. It is a mixed story. On the one hand, Berlin boldly abolished its parking minimums more than 20 years ago and has strong parking management in the urban core. On the other hand, parking management, especially enforcement, is weak beyond the core. The reasons for this are …
 
This solo episode with Paul Barter offers perspective on cities and their transport systems, with the help of city types based on transport modes, such as Walking Cities, Transit Cities, Bus Cities, Motorcycle Cities and Car Cities. It's imperfect but useful, especially if we add the idea of a Traffic Saturated City, not to be confused with a Car C…
 
Margarita Parra and Paul Barter discussed lessons from her 8 years directing the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation grant-making aimed at reducing transportation-related air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Show notes at https://www.reinventingtransport.org/2018/09/reducing-transport-emissions-lessons.html…
 
Singapore's urban transport is a well known success. But, in this episode, Paul Barter shares a warts-and-all version of Singapore's transport history, including surprising twists, little known mistakes and some neglected successes. Shownotes are at https://www.reinventingtransport.org/2018/08/singapore-story.html…
 
Interview with the energetic Todd Litman, founder and Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI), who explained some key problems with conventional urban transport planning and why we need multi-modal urban transport planning. Check out the show notes at https://www.reinventingtransport.org/2018/07/todd-litman.html…
 
Episode 2 of the Reinventing Transport podcast features Shreya Gadepalli of ITDP India discussing Complete Street plans (or street space reallocation) in India. Shreya was upbeat about the rapid spread of efforts to reallocate street space in India. She shared how projects in Chennai and Pune (in particular) are dramatically improving conditions fo…
 
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