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  • 1. Friday, September 21st, 3:15 pmParking Reform Comes to New England Jason Schrieber, NelsonNygaard Tom Daniel, City of Salem, MA Brooke Nelson, Town of West Hartford, CT Tom Galligani, City of Nashua, NH
  • 2. Why Talk About Parking?
  • 3. Rockport, MA
  • 4. Winchester, MA
  • 5. New York, NYSomerville, MA 5
  • 6. Redwood City, CA
  • 7. Vancouver, BCMiami, FL Cleveland, OH Raleigh, NCManchester, UK 7
  • 8. Arlington, VA Berkeley, CAWashington, DC 8
  • 9. Redwood City, CA Pasadena, CA Vancouver, BC 9
  • 10. 10
  • 11. Is P the new scarlet letter in Salem, Massachusetts?Tom Daniel, AICPCity of SalemSNEAPA, September 21, 2012
  • 12. The scarlet P ?
  • 13. Downtown Parking in Zoning Code• 1980’s had high vacancy and little vibrancy• To facilitate downtown residential development, ordinance changed – 1 space required for existing buildings • can be on site or in a facility within 1,000 ft. – 1.5 spaces required on site for new construction• No spaces required for commercial uses
  • 14. • Public Parking - Off-street - Two garages (914 and 207 spaces, 1,121 total) - 10 parking lots (38-123 spaces, 728 total) - On-street - Metered (331 spaces) - Time limit (38 spaces) - Resident Only (50 spaces) - Unregulated (42 spaces)• Private Parking (2,500 spaces)• 2010: first pay stations installed
  • 15. Parking Study• In response to redevelopment question• Goals of study: - Develop a comprehensive approach to managing parking - Have greater efficiency in parking management to improve availability for residents, customers, employees, and visitors - Balance parking needs of different users to allow for economic development in downtown• Did not address all parking issues: - e.g., snow emergencies, citywide residential parking
  • 16. Public Process: Working Group - Destination Salem (Tourism Office) - Downtown Business Owners - Downtown Developer - Downtown Residents - Salem Chamber of Commerce - Salem Department of Planning and Community Development - Salem Main Streets - Salem Parking Board - Salem Parking Department - Salem Police Department - Salem Redevelopment Authority - The Salem Partnership (Public/Private Group)
  • 17. Public Process• Public workshops• Survey• Stakeholder interviews• Report submitted to City Council July 2010• Additional outreach prior to Sept 2010 City Council action - NIAC, Chamber of Commerce, Parking Board
  • 18. Public Process• Outreach September 2010-April 2011 - Large employers/users: DA, NPS, PEM, Salem Five, YMCA - Small employers and residents - Presentations: Salem Partnership (with Destination Salem), Salem Rotary, Salem Chamber of Commerce, Salem Main Streets, Salem Parking Board, NIAC• City Councilor Briefings (March-June 2011)• City Council Presentations April, May, June 2011• Additional Downtown Stakeholder Presentations (April-June 2011)• Newspaper articles and editorials• 30 public workshops, presentations, or meetings
  • 19. There’s no parking downtown! I always find parking downtown.I’ll walk 15 minutes if it’ll save me a buck. I don’t care what it costs to park. I pay Salem property taxes so I should be able to park for free. I feed the meter, but not in front of my business.I buy passes for my employees so they’re not at customer spaces out front. I’m willing to risk a $15 ticket for convenience.
  • 20. R M PR M
  • 21. Convenience and location matter most.
  • 22. What is the most importantconsideration for you in choosing where to park in Salem? - 76% said ease of finding a space and location - 10% said price
  • 23. Even at peak weekday time, there is parking available.
  • 24. Parking availability is unbalanced.
  • 25. On-street regulations are confusing.
  • 26. Ruane JudicialCenter NPS Visitor Center Waterfront Garage Post Office
  • 27. Pricing is unbalanced.
  • 28. On-street availability is key.
  • 29. On-street availability is key.City Council adopted policy objective for theparking system to operate at 15% on-street availability per block face.
  • 30. ObjectiveHave 1 out 8 on-street spaces open to create a better experience for customers, residents, and visitors Key Methods - Use relative pricing - Provide additional optionsAdditional Anticipated Outcomes - Simplified regulation- Reduced employee meter-feeding
  • 31. Recommendations from theParking Study Working Group for City Council Action
  • 32. 1. Address Existing Concerns - Remove accessibility barriers - Eliminate conflicting signage - Improve pay station kiosk interface - Improve exiting for pass holders at Downtown Garage - Install signage identifying Crombie Street and One Salem Green lots - Install signage to intercept courthouse users - Work with Office of the Jury Commissioner to provide parking (and other) information
  • 33. 2. Implement Relative Pricing - High demand areas are priced more than low demand areas - On-street is priced more than off-street
  • 34. 2. Implement Relative Pricing On-Street Meters Formerly Currently - Zone 1 $0.50 $1.50 - Zone 2 $0.50 $0.75 - Zone 3 $0.50 $0.50 Parking Garages Formerly Currently - Downtown $1.50 $0.75 - Waterfront $1.50 $0.25
  • 35. 2. Implement Relative Pricing Parking Lots Formerly Currently Church Street West $1.50 $1.00 Church Street East $0.50 $1.00 Salem Green $0.50 $1.00 Sewall Street $0.50 $0.75 Front Street $0.50 $0.75 Klop Alley $0.50 $0.75 Crombie Street $0.50 $0.50 Riley Plaza East $0.50 $0.50 Riley Plaza West $0.00 $0.50 Bridge Street $2.00/day $4.00/day
  • 36. Relative PricingRuane Judicial Center NPS Visitor Center Waterfront Garage Post Office
  • 37. 3. Revise Existing Pass Program and Add Low Cost Option - Add New Monthly Pass Areas
  • 38. New Monthly Pass Areas Ruane Judicial Center NPS Visitor Center Waterfront Garage Post Office
  • 39. 3. Revise Existing Pass Program and Add Low Cost Option - Revise Pricing - $65/month for Downtown Garage (a $5/month increase) - $25/month for Waterfront Garage (a $35/month decrease ) - Note: Annual pass for garages now a 10% discount instead of 31% discount - $25/month for on-street zones - Establish Maximum Number of Passes - 75% of parking supply in a specific parking asset
  • 40. 4. Extend Time Limits - Four-hour time limit on-street and in lots - Limited exceptions: - On-street spaces by the post office proposed to stay 30 minutes - Church Street West lot (original pay station lot) to remain unlimited - Steve’s Market kerfuffle
  • 41. 5. Revise Enforcement Hours and Fines- On-Street: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Mon-Sat)- Lots: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Mon-Sat)- Garages continue to operate until 2:00 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays- Parking ticket increase from $15 to $25
  • 42. 6. Increase Weekday On-Street Supply Ruane Judicial Center NPS Visitor Center Waterfront Garage Post Office
  • 43. 7. Increase Availability of Convenience Parking in Downtown Garage8. Increase Off-Street Supply9. Implement New Governance Model10. Establish Parking and Transportation Fund11. Develop and Implement Communications and Information Plan
  • 44. How is it going?Is P the scarlet letter?
  • 45. Implementation• Implementation Team - Dedicated group - Knowledge gaps and organizational challenges - Culture and systems shifts - Problem-solving approach - Electronic-based data vs. paper-based data
  • 46. Implementation• Technology is a Frenemy
  • 47. Implementation• Timing is Everything - The Steve’s Market Kerfuffle (a/k/a the meter vs. the loaf of bread)
  • 48. Steve’s Market Kerfuffle Ruane Judicial Center NPS Visitor Center Waterfront Garage Post Office Steve’s Market
  • 49. Implementation• Our Hearing Officer is a Saint (and hopefully yours is too)• A Good Communications Plan Matters
  • 50. Implementation• Don’t like - paying for what had been free - paying more for annual pass (10% discount vs. 31% discount) - the new enforcement hours (because I got a ticket)• Love - the low cost of Waterfront Garage - the monthly zone (except if I used to park there for free) - the smart meters and want more - the brochures and website
  • 51. Implementation• Data is Still Your Friend• Meeting City Council objective of one space open per block in most areas• However, pressure to make changes before system fully balanced
  • 52. Implementation• Increased utilization in Waterfront Garage and Crombie Street Lot• Decrease in number of tickets issued
  • 53. Implementation• No Scarlet P sequel to Hawthorne’s classic• Fortunately, unlike Hester Prynne, I haven’t been shunned or run out of town
  • 54. Tom Daniel, AICPEconomic Development Manager City of Salem 978 619-5685 tdaniel@salem.com
  • 55. Parking Reform Comes to New England West Hartford, CT
  • 56. Town of West HartfordMunicipal Parking Division Brooke Nelson
  • 57. OBJECTIVES • Understand existing conditions • Balance utilization on/off-street • Promote turnover and availability
  • 58. SCOPE of STUDY Area of 1 Square MileInventory Capacity: 5672 Data Collection Utilization Analyses
  • 59. 8 AM NEPC 07NOV12
  • 60. 10 AM NEPC 07NOV12
  • 61. 12 PM NEPC 07NOV12
  • 62. 2 PM NEPC 07NOV12
  • 63. 4 PM NEPC 07NOV12
  • 64. 6 PM NEPC 07NOV12
  • 65. 8 PM NEPC 07NOV12
  • 66. Occupied Vacant WH PAID PARKING100%90% 944 1276 Paid Parking: 322280% 1151 1351 1479 1643 Metered spaces Municipal Lots & Garages70% Town Center Garage 214460%50%40% 227830% 2071 1871 1946 1743 157920% 107810% 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 67. Occupied Vacant WH FREE PARKING100%90% Free Parking: 245080% Private Properties 1128 1274 1353 Public Roads70% 1410 1355 160760% 178750%40%30% 1322 117620% 1040 1095 1097 84310% 663 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 68. Occupied Vacant Occupied Vacant100% WH PAID PARKING 100% WH FREE PARKING 90% 90% 944 1151 1276 80% 1351 1643 80% 1479 1128 1274 1353 70% 70% 1410 1355 1607 2144 1787 60% 60% 50% 50% 40% 40% 2278 2071 30% 1743 1871 1946 30% 1322 1176 20% 1579 20% 1040 1095 1097 1078 663 843 10% 10% 0% 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 69. Occupied Vacant WH METERED PARKING 33100% 10490% 95 12080% 194 24670% 33860%50% 46140% 399 374 39030% 300 24820% 15610% 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 70. Occupied Vacant BRACE LOT100% 3190% 30 5680% 88 82 7970%60% 20150%40% 214 213 18830% 156 162 16520%10% 43 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 71. Occupied Vacant FARMINGTON LOT 8100% 190% 35 46 4480%70% 7860% 12650% 148 14140% 105 114 10330%20% 7110% 23 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 72. Occupied Vacant ISHAM GARAGE100% 7090% 12080%70% 294 271 268 32860% 39450%40% 420 37030%20% 196 219 222 16210% 96 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 73. Occupied Vacant MEMORIAL GARAGE100%90% 114 12880% 236 21070% 289 34660% 39450%40% 426 41230% 304 33020% 251 19410% 146 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 74. Occupied Vacant TOWN HALL LOT100%90% 14680% 196 190 24070% 338 343 33160%50%40% 38930% 339 345 29520% 204 197 19210% 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 75. Occupied Vacant 29 S MAIN GARAGE100%90% 172 18880% 284 41170% 48160% 662 71950%40% 628 61230% 516 38920% 31910% 138 81 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 76. Occupied Vacant 75 ISHAM BLDG B100%90% 41 59 58 52 7080% 7870% 10460%50%40% 124 106 107 11330% 95 8720% 6110% 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 77. Occupied Vacant 65 MEMORIAL BLDG C100%90% 1480% 2070% 3760% 44 52 57 5850%40% 4430% 3820% 2110% 14 6 0% 1 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 78. Existing Fee Schedule FREE DAILY DAYSFACILITIES RATES CAPACITY PERIOD MAX /HOURSIsham Garage $1.50/Hr $7.00 24/7 460Memorial Garage $1.50/Hr $7.00 24/7 540 Mon-SunBrace Lot $1.50/Hr 0.5 Hr $7.00 244 9AM to 2AM Mon-SunFarmington Lot $1.50/Hr 0.5 Hr $7.00 149 9AM to 2AM Mon-SunTown Hall Lot* $1.50/Hr 0.5 Hr $7.00 535 9AM to 2AM Mon-SatMeters $1.00/Hr $11.00 494 9AM to 10PM Mon-Sat29 SMain Garage** $1.50/Hr $12.00 800 8AM to 1AM* Employee parking & Over 80% of transactions related to Town business (free parking)** Privately owned and operated
  • 79. Occupied Vacant100% MEMORIAL RD (On-Street Meters) 1 0 1 2 4 90% 12 80% 19 70% 60% 50% 42 41 40 41 38 40% 30 30% 23 20% 10% 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 80. Occupied Vacant Occupied Vacant100% ISHAM RD (N/S) 0 1 0 1 100% ISHAM RD (E/W) 0 0 90% 1 90% 2 3 80% 5 80% 70% 70% 60% 60% 9 10 10 9 50% 13 12 12 13 12 50% 13 13 40% 10 40% 11 30% 8 30% 20% 20% 10% 10% 4 3 3 4 0% 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 81. Occupied Vacant100% FARMINGTON AVE (On-Street Meters) 2 4 90% 12 15 17 21 80% 70% 42 60% 50% 66 64 40% 56 53 51 47 30% 20% 26 10% 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 82. Occupied Vacant100% S MAIN ST (On-Street Meters) 2 7 8 8 90% 24 80% 43 70% 60 60% 50% 85 79 79 80 40% 63 30% 44 20% 27 10% 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 83. Occupied Vacant 0100% LA SALLE RD (On-Street 2 Meters) 8 14 90% 29 80% 46 70% 66 60% 50% 106 108 100 94 40% 79 30% 62 20% 42 10% 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 84. Occupied Vacant BURR ST (Non-Metered) 0 2100% 190% 6 10 1180%70% 2260%50% 39 46 3840% 34 30 2930%20% 1810% 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 85. Occupied Vacant100% FARMINGTON (W Sovereign Non-Metered) 090% 7 17 2180% 20 2270% 3660%50% 5040% 4330% 30 33 28 2920% 1410% 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 86. Occupied Vacant Occupied Vacant100% BRACE LOT 100% FARMINGTON LOT 1 8 30 3190% 56 90% 3580% 88 82 79 80% 46 4470% 70% 7860% 201 60% 12650% 50% 148 14140% 214 213 40% 188 103 105 11430% 156 162 165 30%20% 20% 7110% 43 10% 23 0% 0% 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM 8AM 10AM 12PM 2PM 4PM 6PM 8PM
  • 87. OCCUPANCY RATES AVERAGE OCCUPANCY105% Noon to 8PM100% 120% 100%95% 80%90% NOON 60% 40%85% 6PM AVG 20%80% 0%
  • 88. Proposed Fee Schedule FREE DAILY DAYSFACILITIES RATES CAPACITY PERIOD MAX /HOURSIsham Garage $1.50/Hr $7.00 24/7 460Memorial Garage $1.50/Hr $7.00 24/7 540 Mon-SunBrace Lot $2.00/Hr 0.5 Hr $10.00 244 9AM to 2AM Mon-SunFarmington Lot $2.00/Hr 0.5 Hr $10.00 149 9AM to 2AM Mon-SunTown Hall Lot* $2.00/Hr 0.5 Hr $10.00 535 9AM to 2AM Mon-SatMeters $2.00/Hr $16.00 494 9AM to 10PM Mon-Sat29 SMain Garage** $1.50/Hr $12.00 800 8AM to 1AM* Employee parking & Over 80% of transactions related to Town business (free parking)** Privately owned and operated
  • 89. Objectives met? Understand existing conditions Balance utilization on/off-street Promote turnover and availability
  • 90. Town of West HartfordMunicipal Parking Division Brooke Nelson
  • 91. Parking Reform Comes to New England Nashua, NH
  • 92. EARLY IMPACTS OF PARKINGRATE CHANGES IN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE Thomas Galligani Economic Development Director City of Nashua, Office of Mayor galliganit@nashuanh.gov
  • 93. “Withoutturnover of customers,we’re all dead downtown”
  • 94. Nashua, NH
  • 95. Retail competition Merrimack Premium OutletsAmherst St/Route 101A Downtown Nashua Daniel Webster Highway / Pheasant Lane Mall
  • 96. “When spaces arelocked up all day long, it just doesn’thelp you in any way”
  • 97. Parking regulations changed in November of 2011• Prices increased for prime and high demand locations• Time limits adjusted according to demand• Meter hours expanded• Metering expanded Saturdays at prime on-street parking zone• Return additional parking revenue to Downtown Nashua
  • 98. Three (or four)parking zonesestablished
  • 99. Total receipts rose substantially• Revenue increased by over 60% •2011 monthly average - $26,000 2011 $26,000 •2012 monthly average - $41,000 2012• Projected annual revenue increase of $180,000
  • 100. Revenue increased in every zone Parking Revenue (January - August)$18,000$16,000$14,000$12,000$10,000 2011 $8,000 2012 $6,000 $4,000 $2,000 $- Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 1a Source: City of Nashua
  • 101. …total hours parked also increased. Monthly Hours Parked by Zone25,00020,00015,000 201110,000 2012 5,000 - Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 1a Source: City of Nashua
  • 102. …however, utilization rates decreased Parking Utilization Rate (January- (January-August)70%60%50%40% 201130% 201220%10%0% Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 1a Source: City of Nashua
  • 103. …as parking hours expanded by 37%. Monthly Audited Hours (January- (January-August)100,000 90,000 80,000 70,000 60,000 50,000 2011 40,000 2012 30,000 20,000 10,000 - Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 1a Source: City of Nashua
  • 104. Parking shifted to more remote zones and spaces 2011 2012 Change % ChangeZone 1 943 6% 15,288 16,232Zone 2 701 6% 12,710 13,411Zone 3 17,897 22,320 4,423 25%Zone 1a 6,460 3,492 (2,968) -46%
  • 105. TRENDS BY ZONE
  • 106. Zone 1
  • 107. Zone 1 • 148 metered spaces • Prime, on-street Main Street corridorAverage • High demand sideMonthly Stats 2011 2012(Jan- streets(Jan- Aug)Revenue $7,644 $16,232Hours Parked 15,288 16232Utilization 60% 40%
  • 108. Core areas ofDowntown seeincreased use(10% or more)• Main St south of the Nashua River• West Pearl Street
  • 109. Outlying areassee decreaseduse(-10% or more)• Factory Street• High Street• Main Street north of the Nashua River
  • 110. Zone 2
  • 111. Zone 2 • 226 metered spaces • On-street spaces, off- street lots “about a block away” from Main St • Main Street north of the Nashua RiverAverageMonthly Stats 2011 2012(Jan-(Jan- Aug)Revenue $6,306 $10,059Hours Parked 12,710 13,411Utilization 33% 26%
  • 112. Increased usewhere adjacentto Zone 1• Railroad Square lot and adjacent on-street spaces• School Street• West Pearl Street• Spring Street near Post Office
  • 113. Off-street lotsand more remotestreet see lessuse(-10% or more)• Spring St, Riverside Lot• School Street• Spring Street
  • 114. Zone 3
  • 115. Zone 3• 148 metered spaces• “a couple of blocks away” from Main Street• Garages, remote lots and on-street spacesAverageMonthly Stats 2011 2012(Jan – Aug)Revenue $8,948 $11,160Hours Parked 17,897 22,320Utilization 24% 23%
  • 116. Off-street lots on-street spacesadjacent to Zone2 see increaseduse(10% or more)• Maple St, School St, Library Lot• Canal, East Pearl, Elm Street
  • 117. Few areas seedecreased use inZone 3(-10% or more)• Factory Street• Cottage Street
  • 118. Zone 1a
  • 119. Zone 1a • 88 metered spaces • Prime, off-street lots within a block of Main Street • Free parking on Saturdays AverageMonthly Stats 2011 2012 (Jan – Aug)Revenue $3,230 $3,492Hours Parked 6,460 3,492Utilization 43% 17%
  • 120. All four lots showlarge declines inuse• Garden Street Lot• Factory Street Lot• Main Street north of the Nashua River
  • 121. “Many all-day parkers havechanged their habitsdue to the new regulations, therefore benefiting businesses”
  • 122. “It was like winning the lottery –it used to be so hard for us to find a space”
  • 123. “The availability ofspaces for those wishing toconduct business downtown have increased dramatically and it certainly helped Christmas sales”
  • 124. EARLY IMPACTS OF PARKINGRATE CHANGES IN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE Thomas Galligani Economic Development Director City of Nashua, Office of Mayor galliganit@nashuanh.gov
  • 125. Parking Reform Comes to New England Belmont, MA
  • 126. Belmont CenterClaflin Lot
  • 127. Belmont, MA
  • 128. Belmont Comprehensive Plan – 2010-2020
  • 129. Guiding Principles• Provide convenient parking for customers• Protect residential neighborhoods from spillover• Establish clear employee parking areas• Accommodate commuter parking appropriately
  • 130. 6pm on a Saturday Issue #2: Customer Parking Sat, 6pm-8pm
  • 131. Customer Parking Leonard Street Availability100% 3 100% 5 4 5 4 2 6 9 7 90% 12 90% 13 16 80% 80% 70% 70% 60% 60% 50% Vacant 50% 46 Vacant 42 44 45 43 44 43 40% 39 40% 41 35 36 Occupied Occupied 30% 30% 32 20% 20% 10% 10% 0% 0% 8am 10am 12pm 2pm 4pm 6pm 8am 10am 12pm 2pm 4pm 6pm Thursday Saturday
  • 132. Customer Parking Claflin Lot Availability100% 100% 90% 62 90% 81 87 96 110 80% 80% 106 110 104 141 173 70% 70% 60% 234 60% 233 50% Vacant 50% Vacant 40% 220 40% 201 195 186 Occupied Occupied 30% 172 30% 176 172 178 141 20% 20% 109 10% 48 10% 49 0% 0% 8am 10am 12pm 2pm 4pm 6pm 8am 10am 12pm 2pm 4pm 6pm Thursday Saturday
  • 133. Customer ParkingIntercept Surveys:Weekend Off-Street Parkers: “Did you find a space right away or search?” Right Away 30% Hunt 70%
  • 134. Example: Nashua, NHGoals• Raise money for downtown improvements• More availability for customers
  • 135. Example: Nashua, NHCity doubled parking fees to $1/hour at meters on and off Main St. RED ZONE $1.00/hr BLUE ZONE $0.75/hr GREEN ZONE $0.50/hr
  • 136. Example: Nashua, NHMerchant Reactions to Parking Changes:• “Without turnover of customers, we’re all dead downtown”• “The availability of spaces for those wishing to conduct business downtown have increased dramatically and it certainly helped Christmas sales”• “Many all-day parkers have changed their habits due to the new regulations, therefore benefiting businesses”• “When spaces are locked up all day long, it just doesn’t help you in any way”• “It was like winning the lottery – it used to be so hard for us to find a space”
  • 137. $0 $0 $0 $0.60
  • 138. $0 $0 $0 $0.60
  • 139. $1.0015 min $0.50 $0.25 free 30 min free $0/ Permit
  • 140. Utilization and Spillover
  • 141. Utilization and Spillover
  • 142. Pedestrian Connections – Streetscape Plan Proposed
  • 143. Employee ParkingEmployees oftenoccupy spaces on primestreets
  • 144. 8am on a Thursday
  • 145. Employee ParkingSigning andencouragement hasnot changed behavior
  • 146. Employee ParkingAggressiveenforcement has notchanged behaviorSends the wrongmessage tocustomers
  • 147. Example: Redwood City, CA• Modify the Parking Permit Program – To accommodate employees, crafted a parking permit program for spaces in garages with varying levels of access for purchase
  • 148. 19
  • 149. Amherst
  • 150. Signage
  • 151. Recommended Signage Locations
  • 152. Access to Leonard Street
  • 153. Access to Leonard Street
  • 154. Access to Leonard Street
  • 155. Claflin Lot Pedestrian Connections
  • 156. Pi Alley Boston
  • 157. Parking Reform Comes to New EnglandKey Themes:• Parking is politics – But overwhelming data is irrefutable• Think comprehensively – The parking problem may not be what you think it is• Parking pricing is NOT anathema to downtown development – People prefer a fee to a violation• Parkers are pedestrians too• Nobody gets it right the first time
  • 158. Haverhill, MA 2 0
  • 159. 20
  • 160. On-Street Utilization: Washington Street District Washington Street100% 190% 10 1080% 15 2370%60%50% 44 Vacant40% 35 35 30 Occupied30%20% 22 Rest of Washington Street District10% 100% 0% 13 7am 10am 12pm 4pm 6pm 90% 22 24 31 80% 53 70% 60% 50% Vacant 40% 87 78 76 69 Occupied 30% 20% 47 10% 0% 7am 10am 12pm 4pm 6pm 2 1
  • 161. 21
  • 162. Parking Utilization: Merrimack Street District Off-Street100%90% 41580% 53470% 876 93960% 108250% Vacant40% 944 Occupied On-Street30% 82520% 483 100% 42010% 277 90% 61 70 81 80 0% 80% 7am 10am 12pm 4pm 6pm 136 70% 60% 50% Vacant 40% 203 194 183 184 Occupied 30% 128 20% 10% 0% 7am 10am 12pm 4pm 6pm 2 1
  • 163. Haverhill, MA 2 1
  • 164. Haverhill, MA 2 1
  • 165. Haverhill, MA: Washington Square 2 1
  • 166. Haverhill, MA: Washington Square Redesigned 2 1
  • 167. Melrose, MA
  • 168. Friday, September 21st, 3:15 pmParking Reform Comes to New England Jason Schrieber, NelsonNygaard Tom Daniel, City of Salem, MA Brooke Nelson, City of West Hartford, CT Tom Galligani, City of Nashua, NH