MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Steve Cecil

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MAPC sPARKing New Ideas Parking Symposium: Presentation by Steve Cecil

  1. 1. 1S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p Design and Parking Strategies for Stronger Communities MAPC | 8 April 2014 On the Surface…. Steven Cecil AIA ASLA The Cecil Group April, 2014
  2. 2. 2S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  Retrofitting New England communities to cars Looking Back PARKING AND NEW ENGLAND COMMUNITIES
  3. 3. 3S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  When cars and parking were modern and cool… Looking back DESIGN AND INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS OF THE PAST
  4. 4. 4S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  Retrofitting New England communities to cars Parking today PARKING IN TRADITIONAL COMMUNITIES
  5. 5. 5S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  Converting suburban parking and development patterns Parking today PARKING IN SUBURBAN AREAS
  6. 6. 6S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  Cadillac Ranch… Commentaries and views of the future CARS AND CULTURE
  7. 7. 7S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  The pedestrian culture and image: Southfield Commentaries and views of the future CARS AND CULTURE
  8. 8. 8S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  Market forces: surface parking is needed in mid- and low-density towns  Dissonance: The image of traditional, compact communities is at odds with interspersed and convenient parking Practical economics of surface parking LAND ECONOMICS AND PARKING
  9. 9. 9S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  Do the math: Even with successful shared parking and transportation alternatives, the amount of parking required in small towns and suburbs is slightly less than the square footage of the buildings that it serves Practical economics of surface parking LAND ECONOMICS AND PARKING
  10. 10. 10S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  Sufficient and “reasonably convenient” parking  Integrated design solutions: Wayfinding, parking spaces, parking infrastructure and pedestrian environment  Repositioning and re-imaging parking: Making parking cool again Solutions are dependent upon area-wide strategies and design PLANNING AND DESIGN ARE REQUIRED /Advantages of Successful Districts
  11. 11. 11S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  Reversed (back-in) angled parking (Somerville)  Motorist backs into space  Pulls out facing forwards On-Street parking configurations METHODS AND TRENDS IN ON-STREET PARKING NelsonNygaard Boston Globe
  12. 12. 12S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  Green sidewalk planting areas treat runoff, allow infiltration  Require depressed planting bed and permeable edging Transforming the curb edge PORTLAND, OREGON CURBSIDE PARKING/Design Considerations
  13. 13. 13S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  Salt impacts  Oil/water considerations To permeate or not to permeate… CURBSIDE PARKING/Sustainability Considerations GRAPHIC: NEW YORK TIMES
  14. 14. 14S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p Curbside Parking CURBSIDE PARKING/Design Considerations  Edges as design opportunities
  15. 15. 15S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p Reducing the visual impacts PARKING LOTS: Basic Considerations WALL HEIGHT
  16. 16. 16S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p Rethinking parking lot landscaping: public art and parking PARKING LOTS  “Power center” parking in the Bay Area
  17. 17. 17S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p Rethinking Parking Lots and Bicycle Parking PARKING LOTS  Bicycle “trees”
  18. 18. 18S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p Rethinking parking lot landscaping PARKING LOTS  Michel Desvigne and rethinking tree plantings  Inspiration from New England traditions: Informal layouts and incidental plantings KEIO UNIVERSITY ROOFGARDEN, TOKYO
  19. 19. 19S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p Rethinking Parking Lot Landscaping PARKING LOTS  Michel Desvigne and rethinking tree plantings  Inspiration from New England traditions: informal layouts and incidental plantings
  20. 20. 20S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p New parking lot landscaping concepts TYPICAL PARKING LOT LANDSCAPING SUSTAINABILITY / MINIMIZING THE IMPACTS OF PARKING >
  21. 21. 21S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p New parking lot landscaping concepts GROVE PLANTING PATTERN SUSTAINABILITY / MINIMIZING THE IMPACTS OF PARKING >
  22. 22. 22S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p Sustainable practices PARKING LOTS  Bioswales as edges and islands
  23. 23. 23S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p Sustainable Practices PARKING LOTS  Photovoltaic arrays
  24. 24. 24S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p Paying for Parking EVOLVING PAYMENT SYSTEMS  The end of parking meters?
  25. 25. 25S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p Paying for parking EVOLVING PAYMENT SYSTEMS  Aesthetics  Practical issues
  26. 26. 26S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p Paying for Parking EVOLVING PAYMENT SYSTEMS  Aesthetics  Practical issues
  27. 27. 27S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  Clear signage – standardized, uncluttered  Placed where drivers can actually see it  Concord: Parking nearby, but… Finding parking spaces while driving WAYFINDING / GETTING THERE FROM HERE Keep the signage clear and simple
  28. 28. 28S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p WAYFINDING / GETTING THERE FROM HERE Images: The Cecil Group and NelsonNygaard Consulting Tell them how to go straight to parking…and keep it simple
  29. 29. 29S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  Apps like Park Circa allow individuals to rent out their driveway parking spaces on a per-case basis. Uses spaces more efficiently, distributes spaces throughout a neighborhood that may have little parking.  Apps like SpotHero help drivers find a parking space in a lot or garage for the amount of time they need, showing spaces available and the cost Finding and using parking spaces efficiently TECHNOLOGY, PARKING AND WAYFINDING
  30. 30. 30S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p  Getting one’s bearings after parking  For visitors, signage and maps help greatly  Concord Center: basic orientation is hidden from view “Every driver becomes a pedestrian” – Jason Shrieber, NelsonNygaard Consultants WAYFINDING / PARKING IS NOT ENOUGH
  31. 31. 31S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p The future of wayfinding is partly signage, but is likely to also include phone apps. WAYFINDING / PARKING IS NOT ENOUGH
  32. 32. 32S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p The future of wayfinding is partly signage, but is likely to also include phone apps. WAYFINDING / PARKING IS NOT ENOUGH
  33. 33. 33S P A R K I N G N E W I D E A S | P A R K I N G S T R A T E G I E S F O R S T R O N G E R C O M M U N I T I E S | T h e C e c i l G r o u p Design and Parking Strategies for Stronger Communities MAPC | 8 April 2014 On the Surface….
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