PARKING, MULTI-MODAL STREETS AND URBAN DESIGN
AAUD has extensively researched car parking needs for Town and Village Centres and TOD’s and has regularly promoted innovative policies and practices with respect to:
- parking provision (reduced)
- parking location
- dual and complementary use
- shared parking
- improved walkability and amenity
- improved multi-modal street design
- improved transit interchanges
These practices are on display in the following projects:
DP2, WA (Multiplex)
A review of Council standards enabled a 50% reduction in parking numbers (dual and complementary) and area with consequent improved walkability and amenity, increased yield (of density housing) and improved economic performance.
Mawson Lakes (Lend Lease)
A review of parking needs and standards, transit-interchange, commuter parking and parking management led to recommendations for reduced parking requirements, improved interchange, reduced parking dominance, increased TOD performance, enhanced walkability and potential reduced vehicle/kms travelled.
Rhodes TOD (Council)
A review of development potential and parking requirements formed the basis for increased TOD performance (increased densities, improved walkability, reduced car ownership, improved management).
North Penrith TOD (Landcom)
A careful analysis of dwelling yield, land-use, building typology and parking requirements formed the basis of an affordable, viable, medium density, mixed-use TOD (under construction).