Don, inner city housing should be banned from having off street parking and heavy restrictions placed on on street parking. But adequate public transport should be provided. That's why I like the Sydney light rail project.
Woo there, NSW trains. "Banned from off-street parking", are you kidding? Lets take off the rosey coloured glasses and look at this with some commonsense.
Most redevelopments are multi story and even if allowed only one car per property there would still be grossly insufficient space on the streets.
Friend of mine lives in a redeveloped property in Brisbane, single house block converted to 4 units. Each has a 2 off-street car spaces thanks to use of lift technology. The street would only have sufficient space for 3 cars tops, however ironically because of the street design street parking is actually banned. There are two empty spaces in their driveway for visitors.
So yes, if the residents fill the streets, as they do in places like Balmain where few older town houses have garages, where do visitors and people doing work etc park?
Then there is the theft and vandalism factor, do you want the streets filled with old cars because no one wants to invest in a nice shinny new car for fear of it being "keyed", stolen, broken in too.
What about mums coming home with infants and shopping, trying to deal with both and not having to deal with the car or her bag being interfered with by some FW.
You got that completely wrong, on-street parking should be banned for properties being redeveloped. Single Bedroom, must have 1 car space, 2 beds and beyond, 1 car space per bedroom.
...and for the record I lived in a flat in inner Brisbane for a year, we had car space, we brought down one of our cars from Gladstone. It was mostly used for shopping about every 2 weeks or so only as we both walked to work, but also Visiting friends and family or going to other places beyond the PT catchment.