Parking is one of the basic elements in maintaining a viable downtown retail center and facilitating the expansion of retail activity. This handbook is designed to explain how to address parking issues using an objective evaluation of parking characteristics and operations, so that one can determine to what extent parking improvements can aid in revitalization efforts for the central business district. Chapter 1 introduces the general topic of parking in small communities. Chapter 2 examines ways to determine overall parking needs for the central business district and explains how to create a parking model that can be used to meet existing and project future parking needs. Chapter 3 discusses the operation of a parking system and ways to increase effective parking supply by concentrating on enforcement and public support. Chapter 4 describes the factors involved in determining the best site for a parking facility; it details the elements to be considered when seeking a good location and design for a facility. Chapter 5 concentrates on parking promotion. Chapter 6 describes the various organizational structures that can be established to administer the parking system. Chapter 7 ties it all together, and addresses implementation of the parking plan.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Trust for Historic Preservation

    National Main Street Center, 1785 Mass. Ave. NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Edwards, J D
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 121 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1996 12:00AM