We’re making changes to the parking system to make it work better for you. By providing a range of pricing and offering additional monthly pass options, we’re providing more choices for you. The result will be savings for some people, greater convenience for others, less meter-feeding, and fewer parking tickets.
One measure of success will be increasing front-door availability. We want to have one space open per block face so there is convenient parking throughout downtown.
We are also looking to better balance utilization throughout the system. For example, the Waterfront Garage has had low utilization. By dropping the price there to $0.25 per hour, we anticipate more people will be willing to park there, and thus free up spaces in the core of downtown.
Lastly, by introducing smart meters, intuitive multi-space meters, and discount passes, we’re making it easier to pay for your parking stay.