Using Data to Drive Innovative Parking Solutions & Strategies; Post Event Docs

Summary, Discussion Guide, & Handout

Have the parking policies for your community worked with or against future development and transit plans?

Parking is often a topic that brings out passionate responses from residents as well as local government staff alike. But let’s remove the emotive response and add in the analytical.   Determining an appropriate and innovative parking strategy for a community must consider a number of factors that will be discussed in this session.

Panelists John Van Horn, President and Publisher of Parking Today and Mitch Osur, Director of Parking and Downtown Services, City of Aspen previewed of state of the ‘parking’ industry and the emerging strategies on the horizon. We will also share how the City of Aspen, Colorado addressed its major parking problem by testing some innovative ideas on how the community could free up 10% of its parking spaces.

Session takeaways include:

  • The state of parking and policies impacting outcomes
  • Importance of outreach, setting clear goals, and metrics 
  • How to communicate new, creative ideas to your City Council
  • Lessons learned during Aspen’s experiments

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