Reduce Parking Demand

Promote active modes to encourage modal shift from driving to more sustainable modes of transportation.


Consider sustainable modes such as walking, bicycling, and transit, in addition to other motorized modes including carpooling.

  • Promote active modes through enhanced education, accessibility, and safety measures for active mode infrastructure
  • Emphasize the benefits of not driving a motor vehicle, including reduced commuting costs, improved health, reduced energy consumption
  • Plan for and design denser, human-scaled areas that encourage sustainable modes by weakening dependence on vehicles.
Design Guidelines
Policy & Implementation
The Role of Local Government & Transit First Policies
Guiding Principles of Land Use
Flexible Zoning Strategies
Street Design Implementation
Revising Transportation Analysis Practices
Transportation Demand Management
Rethinking Vehicle Parking Requirements
Parking Management
Best Practices to Attract Successful Developers
Clarifying Design Expectations
Integrating Retail into Transit Oriented Development
Community Planning for Rail Transit
Additional Resources

Photo of a colorful crosswalk for a pedestrian alleyway surrounded by taller buildings
3rd and Paseo de San Antonio, San José, CA