Shared Vehicle Parking

Encourage shared vehicle parking among mixed-uses on a single site or adjacent sites to utilize parking resources more efficiently. Shared parking can be provided by a developer or public agency. Efficiency is achieved through sharing of parking facilities by more than one type of user based on predictable daily, weekly, and annual parking demand cycles.

Encourage more efficient occupancy of parking spaces that are utilized at different peak times.

  • Works best with mixed use developments that feature a combination of uses with different peak demand times, such as offices (mid-day) and restaurants (evening).
  • Consider geographic location of shared parking facilities, as shared parking lots should be no farther than 1,200 feet away from the destination.
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 parking lot entrance behind a pedestrian plaza and attached to a coffee shop with bicycle parking in the foreground
4th Street Parking Garage, Morgan Hill, CA