Bylaws that require parking drive up costs of housing

Yves Engler

While climate disturbances wreak growing havoc across the planet, Canadian cities continue to mandate pro-car measures that drive up housing costs and contribute to global warming. Even the most walkable, bike-able and mass transit-oriented neighbourhoods still require parking spots to be built in new residences.

Finally, last week downtown Montreal eliminated parking requirements for new residential projects. Going forward, developers in the Ville-Marie borough will no longer...

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