Local governments often place a minimum parking requirement on housing developers to construct a certain amount of parking per unit. These requirements are expensive to meet and sometimes unnecessary for residents of affordable units.
AB 3153 would allow residential developers the option to meet 15% or 30% (depending on location) of their parking requirements through bike and car-share parking. This bill helps to make housing more affordable and provides Californians, especially lownincome families, seniors and other households a safe place to store their bikes and incentives not to drive their cars.
This bill was borne out of an idea from a constituent in Gilroy, who won our "There Ought to be a Law" local contest.