Parking and the policies that guide parking development and management are potent tools for supporting housing affordability, climate and community design goals.
Parking policy changes can be difficult to discuss, engage, and act on. Parking provision and management can seem both esoteric and challenging to policymakers and the public because of the longstanding assumption of planning towns and cities around driving and vehicle ownership.
The Parking Policy Playbook is a toolkit of resources to help local jurisdiction staff develop and implement parking policies and programs that make the most sense for their community, and address some of the challenges of policy change.
The playbook provides easy-to-use, action-oriented information such as:
- Policy descriptions
- Policy purposes and benefits
- Implementation actions
- Case studies
- Sample policy language
Guidance is for both off-street and on-street parking policies, and thus is relevant to planners, managers and staff across all departments involved in parking development and management.
In addition to the complete playbook, appendices are provided in separate file formats for easier use as sample language, templates and data review.
The complete playbook, including the appendices.
Sample code language from local jurisdictions for each policy types.
An example staff report to the City of Berkeley City Council for ordinance amendments to parking requirements.
An example of a City of Santa Rosa council resolution authorizing parking user fees.
An example staff report to the City of Santa Rosa City Council for parking rate changes and parking ordinance amendment.
A template fact sheet to communicate policy information in a graphic one-pager to stakeholders.
Parking policy database Excel sheet that summarizes parking and parking-related policies (such as minimum parking requirements, metered parking, Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] requirements, transportation demand management requirements, etc.) and other provisions from a sample of Bay Area municipalities.