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MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Mark Chase

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  • 1. Parking Policies Supporting Healthy & Creative Communities mark.chase@tufts.edu
  • 2. Market Signals Famine mentality 1989
  • 3. Can we raise your parking prices?
  • 4. Can we better manage parking?
  • 5. Can we better manage parking?
  • 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. Pricing Alternatives Time limits? Permits? Ticketing?
  • 8. Parking in Davis Square Parking Studies Time-limits/ ticketing Pricing and technology Framing Parking Management…
  • 9. Lowest possible price! To maintain a few available spaces 1. Managing Parking is about demand Not revenue! OPEN DATA
  • 10. We decide where to spend the money 2. Parking can pay for what the community wants!
  • 11. Parking Benefit Districts Tangible community improvements Community control of revenues
  • 12. Parking Benefit Districts San Diego Austin Houston Washington DC Ventura, CA Redwood City, CA Nashua, NH
  • 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. 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. Common Practice  -> General Fund  Cities and Towns spend far more in aggregate than they take in
  • 16. We decide where to spend the money Reality  No case-law to date in Massachusetts  Barrier is political  Community Support?
  • 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. Nashua
  • 19. A great community based plan!
  • 20.  City resources  Community Development Block Grants  BID  Parking Benefit District  Tax Increment Financing How to pay for it?
  • 21. Year 1: $140,000 -- > Meter Technology Year 2: $120,000 -- > TBA (lighting, marketing & branding, festivals)
  • 22. Bigger picture Zoning & Economic Development Affordable housing Congestion & Sustainable Transportation Public space Equity
  • 23. Neighborhood Imagination Fund • Community based • Design competition • Spent in the community • Celebrated!
  • 24. Somerville Resident Permit Parking Currently issues about 50,000 permits $2.50 month!
  • 25. Cambridge Resident Permit Parking Currently issues about 38,000 permits for $2.08/ month!
  • 26. Boston Resident Permit Parking Currently issues about 350,000 permits for free!
  • 27. Mark Chase Mark.chase@tufts.edu

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