|2016 Downtown Parking Study|
As has been the general case for a while now, the on-street supply in the "retail core" is tight and full at times. At peak it generally exceeds the industry target of 85% full.
|"Retail core" on-street stalls are often full|
|Our parking garages have plenty of room, only half-full|
|The whole system shows demand in the center|
So any theory of managing our parking supply will need to moderate demand in the on-street central area, and increase demand in the parking garages on the edges. There should be no need to add new parking. The total supply is plenty! (Especially when you also look at the non-public lots - see all of it just below.) It's just that the demand right now - a demand, it should be noted for a "free" good - is not distributed evenly.
|Downtown Surface Parking Lots in Red|
Parking Garages in Solid Brick Red
On-street parking stalls not included
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|Parking Made Easy|