In the face of climate change, congestion, and other problems associated with cars, a growing number of cities have been eliminating parking requirements for new development. Would you support eliminating parking requirements West Campus, South Central Waterfront, and Transit Oriented Developments, and stepping up the management of on-street parking in & around those areas as needed?

Amit Motwani

City Council, District 3

I would support, however it must be clear that comprehensive strategies are required; it could be unwise to support elimination of requirements in the absence of other necessary improvements as discussed response #1. These strategies are cross functional and interdependent. That’s why I think it’s so important to support them whenever practicable. We are evolving in this direction whether we like it or not, simply due to other variables in the equation–are we going to try to get ahead of it or keep chasing it?