Parking Ordinances

Examples of Smart Parking Ordinances

Brookline, NH provides for shared parking and for minimum and maximum parking provision requirements in the Town’s Site Plan Regulations.

Marlborough, MA allows shared parking in all districts for uses with different peak periods, allowing for reductions of up to 1/2 of the minimum parking required for the uses separately.  The city requires documentation of the reduced parking demand and there is an additional provision of open space for each parking space not provided as a result of shared parking.

Stoneham, MA allows shared parking by special permit with the approval of the Planning Board.  Up to 50% of required spaces may be shared with uses having different operating hours; however, the parties must sign a joint use agreement.

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission has created a model bicycle parking bylaw that can be modified to fit your municipality’s needs. This bylaw can be accessed by visiting: