Tue. Nov 28th, 2023

The City of Santa Ana has recently been added to an interactive parking lot map which has revealed that 22% of downtown Santa Ana is dedicated solely to car parking.

You can explore the full map and findings here: Parking Lot Map

The research found that the 5 city centers with the least parking are:

  • New York City, NY: 1%
  • Washington DC: 3%
  • Chicago, IL: 4%
  • San Francisco, CA: 4%
  • Boston: 7%

And the 5 city centers with the most parking are:

  • San Bernardino, CA: 49%
  • Arlington, TX: 42%
  • Lexington, KY: 38%
  • Wichita, KS: 35%
  • Virginia Beach, VA: 35%

The map, created by Parking Reform Network, studied a number of factors, including percent of downtowns devoted to parking to reveal insights around the cities that have the most and least amount of land taken up by empty parking lots.

OpenStreetMap is a free, open geographic database updated and maintained by a community of volunteers via open collaboration. Through this data they can extract structures based on use. All updates made on the Open Street Maps database are automatically updated on the site to ensure the most up to date data.

The Parking Reform Network educates the public about the impact of parking policy on climate change, equity, housing, and traffic. In partnership with allied organizations, they accelerate the adoption of critical parking reforms through research, coalition-building, and direct advocacy.

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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