MTC Panel Discussion: What to Do About Bay Area’s Parking Problem?

From MTC:

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will host a panel of national parking policy experts to discuss Bay Area parking and pricing issues, with panelists offering their ideas about the most effective approaches for our region.


Donald Shoup, Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA

Elizabeth Deakin, Director, Univ. of Calif. Transportation Research Center

Meea Kang, Co-founder and President, Domus Development LLC

Todd Litman, Founder, Victoria (B.C.) Transport Policy Institute

Valerie Knepper, Project Manager, MTC Parking Pricing Analysis Project

Topics will include:

● Using pricing to manage demand for street meters and garages

● Reducing minimum parking requirements for new development

● Costs and benefits of parking garages / considering access options

● Cash-benefit options for workers who don’t use employer-paid parking

● Regional parking management/parking fees with return to source


A rendering of the recommended plan for Geary BRT at 17th Avenue in the Richmond. Images: SFCTA

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