Innovative Parking Solutions from Los Angeles to the Inland Empire

Toolbox Tuesday


This session will explore local strategies to manage parking development and design in line with the goals of creating more pedestrian friendly and less auto-oriented public realms, in particular in conjunction with housing development. Parking strategies can have a direct effect on inducing or minimizing demand for Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT). An oversupply of parking can undermine broader regional goals of creating vibrant public spaces and a robust multi-modal mobility system. An abundance of free parking has the effect of incentivizing automobile trips and making alternative modes of transportation less attractive.

Join SCAG, the City of Los Angeles, and the City of Beaumont to discuss innovative parking solutions. The City of Los Angeles will describe its Above Grade Parking Advisory, which serves to advise applicants to the City Planning Commission regarding design and public realm expectations and includes a set of strategies that should be considered during the project design phase for at-grade and above-grade parking facilities, including stand-alone parking garages, podium parking, and surface level parking in new projects. The City of Beaumont recently conducted a Parking Management Master Plan with Walker Associates as part of SCAG’s Sustainable Communities Program. The plan is an effort by the City of Beaumont to guide the development of downtown such that it achieves the vision as set out in the Downtown Area Plan, a balanced and integrated mixed-use downtown area that functions as a place to work, live, shop, and gather.

Toolbox Tuesdays provide training on a range of practical skills and knowledge for local planning practitioners including training in the use of technology and education for practical approaches to timely issues. All classes and webinars are COMPLIMENTARY for staff of SCAG-member local governments and other SCAG partners in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. Private sector planners, non-profit staff, academics and students are welcome to attend.


SCAG, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, is committed to providing special accommodations and translation services to those who are interested in participating in the events. We ask that you provide your request for special accommodations or translation services at least 72 hours prior to the event so that SCAG has sufficient time to make arrangements. Please contact