Detroiters for Parking Reform is featured in the Strong Towns #BlackFridayParking Blog!
Just over a year ago, Detroit’s City Council voted to allow the demolition of another building in the city’s Central Business District to make way for another surface parking lot. In the long arc of Detroit’s history of parking cars on land previously occupied by buildings, it may not have been an especially noteworthy decision.
Detroit’s urban core is one of the most hollowed out of any major city, with about 40% of the parcels downtown devoted to parking cars. In fact, maybe not surprisingly, the Motor City boasts some of the oldest parking lots in the U.S., at over one hundred years old!