The GreenStep Cities program has just released a new 12-page guide - New Approaches to Parking Management - to help municipalities in Minnesota improve the way they regulate and manage on- and off-street parking. The guide discusses the reasons cities are reexamining their approach to parking. It outlines the benefits of improving parking regulation and pricing – from reduced stormwater generation to increased housing affordability. The guide discusses the importance of surveying parking utilization and provides a checklist to evaluate a city’s parking code. It outlines a step-by-step process for making improvements, provides estimated costs for consulting help, and lists resources. Find additional guidance and resources related to this topic under BPA 14.1.
A companion document, to be developed in 2021, will provide a summary of actions taken by cities in Minnesota and elsewhere to right-size and right-price parking.
In the fall, the GreenStep Cities program will devote one of its monthly forums to parking regulation and management.
A big thank you to RETAP transportation consultant, Barb Thoman, for her work and expertise in developing this new guidance!