Downtown Livermore is a regional destination, drawing visitors from Bay Area communities to the west and the Central Valley to the east. Demand for parking in downtown has increased as a result of Livermore’s success in attracting businesses and visitors, and high-demand parking spaces downtown reach 100% capacity during peak hours.
Nelson\Nygaard, funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, studied a range of potential parking management strategies to better optimize parking supply and demand in downtown Livermore. We provided a detailed assessment of feasible measures for the City to implement and adopt that would ensure continued vitality and livability of downtown.
Following public engagement with downtown property owners, businesses, and residents, we recommended using parking technologies and enforcement procedures to manage parking and increase turnover; developing a residential and employee parking permit system; and developing a governing system for shared parking agreements that focuses on appropriate policies and procedures that consider operations, maintenance, and capital costs. We also suggested preparing a detailed implementation plan for the bicycle parking management plan and coordination with the City to finalize their parking in-lieu fee program.