2018 National Planning Conference

A Decade of Demand Responsive Parking

Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. PDT

CM | 1.25

Activity Type: Educational Sessions

Activity ID: NPC198000

Location: 2007

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  • Define the elements of a successful demand-responsive parking program.
  • Distinguish which elements of a demand-responsive program would be most applicable to their community.
  • Identify the key measures of success for a demand-responsive parking program.


Demand-responsive parking management is an important tool for cities looking for methods to manage the valuable public right-of-way along the curb. Based on the experience in San Francisco and other cities, varying parking meter prices by demand serves to increase parking availability, reduce unnecessary travel from cars circling in search for a parking space, reduce congestion and, encourage the use of non-auto modes of transportation to areas with high parking demand. Planners from cities that have established demand-responsive parking talk about various ways to implement demand responsive pricing, challenges in establishing and maintaining a program, and provide insights on how this can apply to your city.

Session Speakers

Becky Edmonds
Seattle Department of Transportation
Seattle, WA

Frank K. Wheeler, AICP
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Oakland, CA

Richard W. Willson, FAICP
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Los Angeles, CA

Kristopher Carter
City of Boston
Jamaica Plain, MA

Danielle Dai
Oakland Department of Transportation
Chicago, IL

Lauren Mattern
Nelson\Nygaard Transportation Consultants
Philadelphia, PA