Many cities and towns recognize that their parking requirements and regulations are outdated, but they struggle in taking the first step toward reform. This process often begins by auditing the existing supply and understanding how it’s being used, which can be a major undertaking.
On July 12, 2017, State Smart Transportation Initiative hosted a webinar to share lessons from two recent parking demand studies and offer guidance on conducting similar studies more efficiently.
Kasia Hart, Transportation Policy Associate at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, described their recent study of residential parking around Boston, including their methods, their findings, and thoughts on moving forward.
Chris McCahill, associate researcher at SSTI, discussed a similar study conducted in Madison, Wisconsin, and offer guidance on simplified approaches for agencies with limited resources.