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NJ Future Redevelopment Forum 2017 Weinberger

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The Future of Parking, Today

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NJ Future Redevelopment Forum 2017 Weinberger

  1. 1. Parking: Not as Bad as You Think; Worse Than You Realize New Brunswick, NJ March 10, 2017 Rachel Weinberger, Ph.D. Weinberger & Associates Brooklyn, NY
  2. 2. Defining the Problem: Too little parking
  3. 3. Require More Parking! Problem solved, right?
  4. 4. Failure to coordinate gives the wrong impression Ahmedabad Harbin
  5. 5. Introduced some new problems • Parking is overwhelming oversupplied. • in the US small and medium downtowns on average 65%. • With no discernable effect on perceptions of shortages.
  6. 6. Efforts to coordinate
  7. 7. Impractical to Regulate as Accessory to Land Use
  8. 8. Land uses change, buildings are durable Use Required Parking Church 210 spaces Nightclub 115 spaces Retail mall 90 spaces
  9. 9. Adaptive reuse Berkeley Recreational Bowl circa 1970 Any Mountain circa 2013 Use Required Parking Bowling alley 90 spaces Grocery store 120 spaces Outdoor gear (clothing) 120 spaces
  10. 10. Failed Reuse Attempts
  11. 11. Better to Share - 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 - 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 31% Less Residential Office Restaurant Residential Restaurant Office Shared Actual Usage Unshared Supply

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