Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Parking

Map of permitted accessory dwelling units in the city of Los Angeles. Image via Department of City Planning [PDF]

NIMBYs Against Parking Reforms For Granny Flats

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Someone is circulating wording to help L.A. Neighborhood Councils oppose reforms that would make it easier to permit new granny flats. Fostering granny flats, or in planner-speak "accessory dwelling units" (ADUs) is one way to encourage affordable housing and gradually increasing density while preserving neighborhood character.
The growth of L.A. County parking, currently 14 percent of county land. Image via Access magazine.

Parking Is Engulfing L.A.

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When it comes to parking, rational people quickly become emotional, and staunch conservatives turn into ardent communists. Critical and analytic faculties seem to shift to a lower level when people think about parking. Some people strongly support market prices—except for parking. Some vehemently oppose subsidies—except for parking.