- Parking

Most residents need vehicles for work, transporting children, shopping, recreation, and long trips. To date, it is apparent that Sunnyvale has weakly planned for enough parking. Direct planning would have provided more and more distributed public parking. Indirect planning through requirements on land owners, builders, and businesses would have provided for adequate parking at businesses and especially in residential communities.

This has caused problems with congestion, suitabiity for housing, fear of density without adequate services including parking and transportation, and conflicts, including predatory towing.

Retrofitting existing buildings with more parking is often not easy or possible. However, there are opportunities to infill parking, provide transportation options and other reforms to address this. Future developments should include requirements for significant parking and storage to gradually ease these issues.

Living without a vehicle may work part of the time, but often there are enough gaps that force people to own vehicles for that occasional need. Providing shared EBikes and an electric car sysystem, like the Indianopolis blueindy system can begin to lessen the need for owning vehicles.

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- Parking

Most residents need vehicles for work, transporting children, shopping, recreation, and long trips. To date, it is apparent that Sunnyvale has weakly planned for enough parking. Direct planning would have provided more and more distributed public parking. Indirect planning through requirements on land owners, builders, and businesses would have provided for adequate parking at businesses and especially in residential communities.

This has caused problems with congestion, suitabiity for housing, fear of density without adequate services including parking and transportation, and conflicts, including predatory towing.

Retrofitting existing buildings with more parking is often not easy or possible. However, there are opportunities to infill parking, provide transportation options and other reforms to address this. Future developments should include requirements for significant parking and storage to gradually ease these issues.

Living without a vehicle may work part of the time, but often there are enough gaps that force people to own vehicles for that occasional need. Providing shared EBikes and an electric car sysystem, like the Indianopolis blueindy system can begin to lessen the need for owning vehicles.