#DamienTalks 38 – TOD Planning in San Diego with Circulate’s Colin Parent

Today, #DamienTalks with Colin Parent, the policy counsel for Circulate San Diego. Last week, Circulate released the first of a series of reports that look at how the city’s policies support, or hinder, the city’s efforts to meets its environmental goals. Read the report, here.

#DamienTalksLast week’s report looked at San Diego’s parking policies and how they’re hurting planning efforts around transit oriented development.

For example, San Diego has a goal of making half of all work commute trips near transit car-free by 2035. On the other hand, zoning requirements require at least one parking space (and often far more) for every housing unit built, even if its near a major transit hub.

Either the city is planning for a lot of empty car parking spaces, or it isn’t serious about making its goals.

Parent gives a lot more detail than my one-liners. Give it a listen and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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