CDA Midtown study offers suggestions for parking problems

CDA Midtown study offers suggestions for parking problems

A parking study was conducted recently in order to address the current and future parking need in the Midtown district.

The following is a summary of the findings:

Parking Supply for the study area is 948 spaces, with 332 (35%) of these public and 619 (65%) private
The majority of the parking within the study area is found in private lots with only one public lot
The highest utilization of parking is found along 4th Street between Montana and E. Reid Avenue
The peak occupancy occurred from 11:00AM – 1:00PM at 36% occupancy
The overall daytime parking surplus for the study area is 435 spaces
The overall daytime parking surplus for the core area is 88 spaces

According to the study, “The recommendations are intended to enhance the existing supply of parking. They are intended to be used as a set of tools that staff can use to manage and develop the parking system in the Midtown area. They are also focused on making the parking in Midtown easier to use.”

Recommendation topics include:

Discourage the development of any new private parking lots in the Midtown District.
Work with private parking lot owners in the Midtown to create additional shared-use parking
Marketing
Bicycle racks
Parking signs
Parking duration and allocation changes (on-street and off-street)
Walking considerations for shared-use parking

The parking in this area has been a public talking point for quite some time. Because of this, the study was “undertaken to analyze the parking needs unique to Midtown and the dynamics that have created those needs.”

Read the full study here.

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