Downtown Austin is a vibrant and growing place, and the Downtown Austin Alliance envisioned a multimodal future with many transportation choices. To achieve that vision, managing the issue of parking is central.
Nelson\Nygaard used a data-driven process to move past perceptions of parking and conclusively document key challenges. For the first time, Austin has a comprehensive inventory of its downtown parking assets and an informed understanding of parking regulations and level of parking demand. This data, combined with comprehensive stakeholder outreach, informed the development of a detailed package of recommendations to improve parking in downtown.
Solving Austin’s systemic management challenges in the face of rapid growth requires a multi-faceted set of solutions, including performance-based management and a priority on shared parking approaches. The final report provides 19 coordinated recommendations and includes an implementation plan that sets downtown stakeholders up for immediate progress and long-term success.