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Downtown Jersey City
Parking Recommendations
COUNCILWOMAN CANDICE OSBORNE
Parking Reform Goals
Increase parking capacity on the street for residents & retail businesses
Increase the understandin...
Increase parking capacity
Parking reform
should focus on:
• Residents without
parking options
• Local retail
businesses
Update downtown zone parking to end at 11 p.m. &
extend grace window to 3 hours
Current
(10am – 3pm)
Proposed
(10am – 8pm)...
Allow Adjacent Zone Parking
Residents allowed to park in 2
zones in their standard permit.
◦ the zone they are in, and;
◦ ...
Increase Non-Resident parking fee to
market rate
 Anyone can purchase on street parking permits for
less than $1 a day
 ...
Monthly permit parking areas often remain
unfilled
Replace with
metered
parking or
return to
neighborhood
zone parking
Pilot reduced street sweeping (2 days per week
vs. 4 days per week)
Can be revenue neutral and a
better allocation of city...
Create dedicated food truck parking area
Focus on high traffic areas without
sufficient food options. A Starting
Place: Ex...
Make regulations easy to know and
understand
New parking signs
Redesign the parking signs for clarity instead of confusion.
Regulation Understanding
◦ Require apartment
buildings with parking
to obtain signature
from residents stating
that they u...
Emergency No Parking Reform
Not everything is an emergency!
New category of “Scheduled No Parking” for things such as:
◦ S...
Increase convenience for residents
Temporary Pass Reform
Ability to purchase
passes online and at
City Hall
 Ability to print passes
 Passes valid only for...
Replace reserved parking with smart
meters
Will allow for dynamic, demand driven pricing.
Start in business districts
Public safety
Paint curbs red at key visibility areas
1 way road approaching a 2 way
road
• 1 way road approaching a 1
way road
Enforcement Issues
Key intersection enforcement by PD
◦ Use incident data
Construction enforcement by PD – training off du...
Pilot Painted Bump Out at Needed Intersections
Pilot 1
intersections in
each
neighborhood
downtown
(looking for
suggestion...
Disclaimer
These recommendations are intended as a starting point.
Some changes to recommendations are expected as the War...
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Jersey City Parking Recommendations

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Initial set of parking recommendations for Downtown Jersey City

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  • With the Emergency Parking Signs, I like the idea of putting them up much more in advance than they are currently posted. Most of the signs are left up on the poles/signs way after the "emergency" is over. At night and during inclement weather, it is very difficult to see the dates on some of the old posters that are left up. I think it is important that the signs be taken down in a timely manner so that they don't serve to confuse residents looking for parking.
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  • Could you expand on the idea behind the 3-hour grace window? What does this mean and how would it help?
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  • Worth checking with Hoboken on their experience with parking at intersections. I like their ordinance: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/transportation-parking/extended-parking-zones/
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Jersey City Parking Recommendations

  1. 1. Downtown Jersey City Parking Recommendations COUNCILWOMAN CANDICE OSBORNE
  2. 2. Parking Reform Goals Increase parking capacity on the street for residents & retail businesses Increase the understanding of regulations Increase convenience for residents Reduce public safety issues related to parking
  3. 3. Increase parking capacity Parking reform should focus on: • Residents without parking options • Local retail businesses
  4. 4. Update downtown zone parking to end at 11 p.m. & extend grace window to 3 hours Current (10am – 3pm) Proposed (10am – 8pm) Actual Enforcement Hours Why? Capacity issues worsen at night when non-permitted residents park on city streets after enforcement hours. Increase in zone hours likely to result in increased use of parking garages. (10am – 3pm) Current
  5. 5. Allow Adjacent Zone Parking Residents allowed to park in 2 zones in their standard permit. ◦ the zone they are in, and; ◦ the closest neighboring zone
  6. 6. Increase Non-Resident parking fee to market rate  Anyone can purchase on street parking permits for less than $1 a day  Non-residents use 8.1% of 15,029 total work permits given in a year Increase fees to market rate ($150/month). This will encourage non-residents who work in Jersey City to use parking garages or public transportation, reducing traffic on our streets *FIGURES PROVIDED BY JERSEY CITY PARKING AUTHORITY NUMBERS BASED ON PERIOD FROM JUNE 2013 TO JUNE 2014
  7. 7. Monthly permit parking areas often remain unfilled Replace with metered parking or return to neighborhood zone parking
  8. 8. Pilot reduced street sweeping (2 days per week vs. 4 days per week) Can be revenue neutral and a better allocation of city staff: Parking staff can ◦ Spend additional time ticketing illegal infractions vs. ticketing people who don’t move for street sweeping JCIA staff can ◦ Spend additional time emptying public trash cans
  9. 9. Create dedicated food truck parking area Focus on high traffic areas without sufficient food options. A Starting Place: Exchange Place On The Waterfront. Areas to consider: ◦ End of York (east of Hudson) ◦ End of Grand (east of Hudson) ◦ Far right east bound lane of Montgomery between Exchange Place and Greene Street
  10. 10. Make regulations easy to know and understand
  11. 11. New parking signs Redesign the parking signs for clarity instead of confusion.
  12. 12. Regulation Understanding ◦ Require apartment buildings with parking to obtain signature from residents stating that they understand street parking is not available to them if they move into the building (punishable to the building owner with a substantial fine) Apartment Parking Awareness Form This form recognizes that any resident living in an apartment building with available parking (free or at cost) is ineligible for a zoned parking permit. The resident and building owner must both be fully aware of this condition prior to moving in. Any building owner that does not disclose this information is subject to a substantial fine by the City of Jersey City. The signing of this form results in compliance by both resident (s) and building owner to the guidelines put forth by the City of Jersey City. _____________________________ Resident Signature _____________________________ Building Owner Signature
  13. 13. Emergency No Parking Reform Not everything is an emergency! New category of “Scheduled No Parking” for things such as: ◦ Sidewalk repairs ◦ Moving Scheduled No Parking should be posted a minimum of 6 days in advance
  14. 14. Increase convenience for residents
  15. 15. Temporary Pass Reform Ability to purchase passes online and at City Hall  Ability to print passes  Passes valid only for specific dates
  16. 16. Replace reserved parking with smart meters Will allow for dynamic, demand driven pricing. Start in business districts
  17. 17. Public safety
  18. 18. Paint curbs red at key visibility areas 1 way road approaching a 2 way road • 1 way road approaching a 1 way road
  19. 19. Enforcement Issues Key intersection enforcement by PD ◦ Use incident data Construction enforcement by PD – training off duty officers to help with compliance
  20. 20. Pilot Painted Bump Out at Needed Intersections Pilot 1 intersections in each neighborhood downtown (looking for suggestions!)
  21. 21. Disclaimer These recommendations are intended as a starting point. Some changes to recommendations are expected as the Ward E council office works through the implementation details with the various city departments.

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