Parking Policies
Supporting Healthy & Creative
Communities
mark.chase@tufts.edu
Market Signals
Famine mentality
1989
Can we raise your parking prices?
Can we better manage parking?
Can we better manage parking?
Build our way out of it?
Surface: +/- $10,000 or $50/ month
Garage:
+/- $20,000 or
$100/ month
Underground:
+/- $40,000 or...
Pricing Alternatives
Time limits?
Permits?
Ticketing?
Parking in Davis Square
Parking Studies
Time-limits/ ticketing
Pricing and technology
Framing Parking Management…
Lowest possible price!
To maintain a few available spaces
1. Managing Parking is about
demand
Not revenue!
OPEN
DATA
We decide where to spend the money
2. Parking can pay for what the
community wants!
Parking Benefit Districts
Tangible community improvements
Community control of revenues
Parking Benefit Districts
San Diego
Austin
Houston
Washington DC
Ventura, CA
Redwood City, CA
Nashua, NH
We decide where to spend the money
Meter Revenues &
MGL Chapter 40 Section 22A
necessary expenses related to
parking meter...
We decide where to spend the money
2012 Revision
MGL Chapter 40 Section 22C

Purchase or lease of additional parking
lots...
Common Practice

-> General Fund

Cities and Towns spend far more in
aggregate than they take in
We decide where to spend the money
Reality

No case-law to date in Massachusetts

Barrier is political

Community Suppo...
We decide where to spend the money
A Model: Nashua, NH

Parking Revenues  General Fund

If GT $728,000 in meter revenue...
Nashua
A great community based plan!

City resources

Community Development Block Grants

BID

Parking Benefit District

Tax Increment Financing
How to pa...
Year 1: $140,000 -- > Meter Technology
Year 2: $120,000 -- > TBA (lighting, marketing
& branding, festivals)
Bigger picture
Zoning & Economic Development
Affordable housing
Congestion & Sustainable Transportation
Public space
Equity
Neighborhood Imagination Fund
•
Community based
•
Design competition
•
Spent in the community
•
Celebrated!
Somerville Resident Permit Parking
Currently issues about 50,000 permits $2.50 month!
Cambridge Resident Permit Parking
Currently issues about 38,000 permits for $2.08/ month!
Boston Resident Permit Parking
Currently issues about 350,000 permits for free!
Mark Chase
Mark.chase@tufts.edu
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Mark Chase
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Mark Chase
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Mark Chase
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Mark Chase
MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Mark Chase
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MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Mark Chase

  1. 1. Parking Policies Supporting Healthy & Creative Communities mark.chase@tufts.edu
  2. 2. Market Signals Famine mentality 1989
  3. 3. Can we raise your parking prices?
  4. 4. Can we better manage parking?
  5. 5. Can we better manage parking?
  6. 6. Build our way out of it? Surface: +/- $10,000 or $50/ month Garage: +/- $20,000 or $100/ month Underground: +/- $40,000 or $200/ month Assumptions 4% interest rate 30 years
  7. 7. Pricing Alternatives Time limits? Permits? Ticketing?
  8. 8. Parking in Davis Square Parking Studies Time-limits/ ticketing Pricing and technology Framing Parking Management…
  9. 9. Lowest possible price! To maintain a few available spaces 1. Managing Parking is about demand Not revenue! OPEN DATA
  10. 10. We decide where to spend the money 2. Parking can pay for what the community wants!
  11. 11. Parking Benefit Districts Tangible community improvements Community control of revenues
  12. 12. Parking Benefit Districts San Diego Austin Houston Washington DC Ventura, CA Redwood City, CA Nashua, NH
  13. 13. We decide where to spend the money Meter Revenues & MGL Chapter 40 Section 22A necessary expenses related to parking meters…& “…regulation of parking and other traffic activities…”  street cleaning  snow removal
  14. 14. We decide where to spend the money 2012 Revision MGL Chapter 40 Section 22C  Purchase or lease of additional parking lots  Commuter shuttles or commuter shuttle services  Transit station accessibility improvements or traffic controls
  15. 15. Common Practice  -> General Fund  Cities and Towns spend far more in aggregate than they take in
  16. 16. We decide where to spend the money Reality  No case-law to date in Massachusetts  Barrier is political  Community Support?
  17. 17. We decide where to spend the money A Model: Nashua, NH  Parking Revenues  General Fund  If GT $728,000 in meter revenue…  Decided upon by the Downtown Improvement Committee. 2012: $140,000 2013: $120,000
  18. 18. Nashua
  19. 19. A great community based plan!
  20. 20.  City resources  Community Development Block Grants  BID  Parking Benefit District  Tax Increment Financing How to pay for it?
  21. 21. Year 1: $140,000 -- > Meter Technology Year 2: $120,000 -- > TBA (lighting, marketing & branding, festivals)
  22. 22. Bigger picture Zoning & Economic Development Affordable housing Congestion & Sustainable Transportation Public space Equity
  23. 23. Neighborhood Imagination Fund • Community based • Design competition • Spent in the community • Celebrated!
  24. 24. Somerville Resident Permit Parking Currently issues about 50,000 permits $2.50 month!
  25. 25. Cambridge Resident Permit Parking Currently issues about 38,000 permits for $2.08/ month!
  26. 26. Boston Resident Permit Parking Currently issues about 350,000 permits for free!
  27. 27. Mark Chase Mark.chase@tufts.edu
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