That's My Spot! Estimating Resident Street Parking Dependency

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Learning Outcomes

  • Leverage a combination of census and local data to objectively estimate residents’ dependency on on-street parking.
  • Use the derived residential dependency estimate to inform local parking studies and improve parking management in high-demand areas.
  • Use the derived residential dependency estimate to inform zoning decisions regarding parking regulations and variances.

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Municipal planners can find it difficult to differentiate between residential and commercial demand in the high-stakes competition for on-street parking in older dense urban areas. The residential dependency estimate provides an objective measure to inform studies, management, and zoning decisions.

This estimate was developed to help a municipality better inform studies, management, and zoning decisions concerning residential parking demand. It is one tool — intended to be used with others — that improves understanding of neighborhood characteristics and context to inform better decision-making.