D5. Rethinking Parking Requirements Using Drone Imagery
Monday, October 15, 2018
2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT
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Drone flights over parking lots in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, PA show many shopping areas and
office parks are underparked, even during peak hours. Parking minimums have been standard practice in the
planning world for decades. However, little research is used to calculate the number of spaces needed per land use.
Recently many cities are removing minimums and unbundling parking requirements from land uses completely. A
review of parking requirements in general, the drone imagery collection process in this specific case, examples of
changing parking requirements, and Susquehanna Township’s revised parking ordinance are discussed.
Susan Shermer, email@example.com