Tony Jordan is an organizer and advocate for parking reforms that combat climate change, allow more abundant and affordable housing, and reduce traffic casualties.
He has served on Stakeholder Advisory Committees to develop parking policies in Portland for residential parking permits, performance based parking management, and central city parking codes.
Tony founded Portlanders for Parking Reform, a grassroots parking reform advocacy group that has successfully organized to prevent or lower minimum parking requirements. His work to highlight the economic and environmental folly of overbuilding new structured parking has developed a base of informed citizens who now have a sophisticated understanding about parking.
Since late 2018 he has been focused full time on fighting the war on cars (and climate change) through parking reform work and he intends to help bring about a national parking reform movement.
Presentations and Panels
Tony Jordan has spoken about parking reform at local, regional, and national conferences. To contact about speaking engagements, email twjordan (at) gmail.com
- Upcoming: June 2019 – CNU 27 Open Innovation Panel: Parking reform wont just happen, you have to work at it
- Upcoming: August 2019 – PIPTA Conference and Expo: Parking Reformers: Freind or Foe?
- April 2019 – APA National Planning Conference: Parking Maximums: Development Barriers and Opportunities
- September 2018 – YIMBYtown 2018: It’s Always Parking: What’s the Status of Parking Reform Nationally and What is Next?
- September 2018 – Walk, Bike Places: AVs are creating a 10 year window for parking reform
- March 2018 – Parking Industry Exposition: Parking in dowtown metropolitan areas: change is coming
- July 2017 – YIMBYtown 2017: Parking Reform is Political Glue
- May 2017 – Built Environment Emerging Professionals (BEEP) Lightning Talks: Parking Reform: The most important policy no one wants to talk about
- March 2017 – Oregon Active Transportation Summit: Grassroots groups changing the transportation game
- October 2016 – Oregon/Washington APA Joint Conference : Parking Matters: Balancing parking regulations to create great cities
- June 2016 – 1st National YIMBY Conference: Parking Matters: For Urban Density, Affordability, and Mobility
- March 2016 – Oregon Active Transportation Summit: Active Parking: Portland’s Current Efforts around Parking and How They Affect Active Transportation
- 2019 – Central City In Motion Working Group – Portland, OR
- 2019 – Passenger Loading, Unloading, & Related Activities Task Force – Portland, OR
- 2018 – Parking Management Manual Stakeholder Advisory Committee – Portland, OR
- 2015 – Central City Parking Policy Update SAC – Portland, OR
- 2015 – Parking Meter Rate Adjustment Sub-Committee – Portland, OR
- 2014-15 – Centers + Corridors Parking Stakeholder Advisory Committee – Portland, OR
- 2013-17 – Chair, Sunnyside Neighborhood Association – Portland, OR
Interviews, Podcasts, Etc.
- 2019 – Podcast Interview: Your city needs a parking reform non-profit.
- 2018 – Written Interview: Where Do I Park My Autonomous Car?
- 2018 – KBOO Radio Interview: Progressive Parking Policies