‘Tremendously overparked’ San Jose looks to shed decades-old parking requirements

In their continuing effort to transition San Jose into a climate-friendly metropolis, city officials are proposing to shed decades-old zoning rules that fueled suburban sprawl.

One such relic is a requirement that sprung from the California mindset that cars are king: Developers and businesses must provide ample on-site parking spaces.

Take away those precious spaces, today’s city officials say, and you give people a greater incentive to ditch their cars and hop into a bus or train, ride a bicycle or even walk to get around.

And while it’s not alone with “mandatory parking minimums,” San Jose has required developers and business owners to provide on-site parking more than any

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