Where’s my spot?
Whether you’re headed into Austin for business or pleasure, parking is a headache you’ll have to face. With more companies moving into central Austin and few large scale parking developments on the horizon, this problem isn’t going away. Austin needs a vision for development that includes parking solutions.
Parking requirements for business should be allowed to equally accept bicycles instead of cars. The supposition should not be that customers/patrons/users necessarily arrive on cars. Businesses that cater to people on bicycles, on foot or transit need much less parking…
Create a downtown parking cap to prioritize access for a gross number of people by modes other than the automobile. This is something that Portland did when it created its downtown plan in the 1970s. The city developed its own…
Here's a fun one.. Parking garages attached to both I-35 and MoPac. Then people movers that run east/west across downtown.
No congestion downtown (expect residence/hotel guest). Which would free up a lane for the people movers.
What those people movers…
Demystify Parking. Every Parking sign downtown should look like this: http://imgur.com/7ClrH7u
Encourage or require employers that provide free parking to their employees to institute a parking cash out program that allows employees to take cash in lieu of the parking benefit.
Parking, especially in garages, is expensive to build, and people…