How will this change impact parking?

The goal of using VMT is to reduce driving and increase walking, biking, and taking public transit. Not overparking developments and reducing parking where appropriate is an effective way to reduce VMT and accomplish this goal. However, residents may be concerned about cars from new developments parking in existing neighborhoods (i.e., spillover parking). Reducing parking may not be appropriate in every neighborhood. Therefore, the City will carefully consider and tailor any parking strategies to the existing context. For example, cities have implemented residential parking permit programs that provide some assurance to neighboring communities that new development cannot park in their neighborhood. Cities have also included a condition of project approval that require new developments to include enforcement strategies to ensure future residents do not park in surrounding areas.

Additionally, the goal is to reduce dependence on cars, and in turn reduce the amount of parking that is needed. Any parking reductions will be complemented by mixed-use, transit-oriented development and improvements to alternative transportation options such as bus and bicycle networks, which make it easier to travel to destinations without a car.

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1. What is CEQA?
2. How does CEQA require public agencies to measure transportation impacts?
3. What is Level of Service (LOS)?
4. What is Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)?
5. Why is the City changing its method for analyzing transportation impacts?
6. What does this mean for the City of Milpitas's ongoing current and long-range planning efforts?
7. What is the timeline for these changes?
8. Does my ability to engage in land use and transportation decisions change?
9. How will this change impact the City's ability to ask developers for transportation investments?
10. How will the CEQA process change?
11. Will the shift to VMT make it easier or harder to develop in my neighborhood?
12. How will the shift to VMT impact new development projects?
13. How will this change impact housing and housing affordability?
14. How does this change impact the environment?
15. What are the impacts o business?
16. How are transportation impacts minimized or mitigated now compared to before?
17. How will this change impact parking?