Monday, May 21, 2007
I'm very excited about the parking code revisions that have been endorsed recently by the Planning Commission. These wide-ranging revisions address parking stall widths, allow tandem parking, support robotic parking solutions and permit parking on permeable surfaces. (Parking as demonstrated in the illustration is still not recommended.)
A small revolution is underway--and where better than in Los Angeles, where parking has aspired to art? My office has convened businesses, city departments, neighborhood councils, and others to develop a parking management district in Hollywood to better manage the inventory of public and private spaces that exist. Combined with a district-wide valet, neighborhood circulators like the Holly Trolley and shared use spaces that are close to transit, we are showing how we can accommodate cars while expanding more transportation options for getting to and around the neighborhood.