Balancing Cities and Their Parking

Lunchtime Forum

Image courtesy of Flickr user Thomas Hawk

Many of the reasons that people love cities — their excitement, their opportunity for chance encounters, their capacity to delight and surprise — are due in part to density. But how do you support urban density while also managing residents’ occasional need to use a private vehicle? Come hear about progressive parking policies that support city life, including a new proposal to revamp the way that Oakland handles parking.

+ Darin Ranelletti / City of Oakland Department of Planning
+ Ann Cheng / TransForm
+ Valerie Knepper / Metropolitan Transportation Commission, formerly


free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members



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