The City’s Department of Planning Services has released a unique new Discussion Paper entitled “The Power of Parking: A New Parking Paradigm for Kingston?” The Paper, now online, starts and supports an important new public conversation about how parking powerfully affects every aspect of how the city is built. It includes big, strategic new ideas that could lead to a potentially very different approach to how parking is regulated in the City’s upcoming new Zoning Bylaw.

Those key public goals include: climate change and pollution mitigation; improved affordability; better social equity; lower public infrastructure costs; a healthier post-pandemic economic recovery; and more inviting, healthy and sustainable choices around how we live and get around.