San Diego Will No Longer Require Parking at New Housing Near Transit

In a sign that maybe San Diego leaders are beginning to understand that the status quo isn’t going to solve the city’s congestion and transportation problems, the City Council approved new rules that eliminate parking requirements for new housing in areas close to public transit. The new rules will also reduce parking requirements in downtown to equal one space per unit rather than one space per bedroom…

It’s been hard for officials in many cities to grasp this Shoupian concept that providing “free” parking not only encourages more driving, it drives up the cost of housing for everyone, even those who don’t drive.