We Need More Parking! (But Do We Really?)

APA Michigan Chapter


Friday, September 21, 2018
10:45 a.m. - noon EDT

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Downtowns throughout Michigan constantly deal with parking

issues. A #1 complaint of business and customers is about the

lack of parking overall, but especially right in front of their store.

Often there is sufficient parking just a block or two away. And

some districts do have saturated parking. What is the right

amount? Can promotion of other transportation modes reduce

the need? How are rideshare services changing the demands

along the curbside? Will autonomous vehicles change parking

dynamics? Should the ordinance require parking in a downtown

district? Who should pay for downtown parking? Hear how

diverse places from Monroe to Birmingham, Detroit, Traverse

City, and others are planning their parking future.


Bradley Strader, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

BRAD STRADER, PTP, AICP Brad is a graduate of Michigan State University's Urban Planning program with over 30 years of experience. He is a member of AICP, an ITE Fellow, and an ITE certified Professional Transportation Planner. Brad served as an editor of several ITE Recommended Practices and handbooks ... Read More

Nicole VanNess

Confirmed Speaker

Manager, Traverse City, DDA

Tom Brown

Confirmed Speaker

Principal, Nelson/Nygaard

Contact Info

Amy Jordan, ajordan@planningmi.org