Does Arizona’s Parking-Free “Culdesac” Have a Future?

Source: Catalyst
by Scott Beyer

“America has, since the mid-20th century, encouraged automobiles to dominate the built landscape. A variety of regulations, subsidies, and other government policies have engineered the outcome, and one primary example at the local level is parking minimums. As I wrote in a previous Catalyst article, this leads to a vicious cycle, as valuable space is allocated to cars, forcing residents to rely on them and preventing other development and transport styles from achieving mass adoption. But some master-planned developments are bursting this bubble by encouraging walkability and reducing the role cars play in neighborhood life. A leading one in Tempe, AZ, going by ‘Culdesac,’ forbids parking altogether.” (10/01/21)