ITDP Mexico has been at the forefront of advocating for rational changes to parking regulations. Through a cooperated with the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (SEDUVI), the ITDP Mexico team developed the seminal report Less Parking, More City that compiled strong evidence for changing the building regulations. More than 40% of new developments in the city center was being allocated for off-street parking rather than supporting other desirable policies. The stark preference in the codes for parking was clearly going against the aim of creating a more inclusive and equitable city and was the impetus for the Mayor to change course.
This webinar will discuss the findings of Less Parking, More City, how the building code in Mexico City was changed, the process of raising awareness about off-street parking and lessons that could be useful to other cities.