Parking Management Study
Takoma Park is undertaking a study of parking issues across the city that includes meters, handicap parking, commercial vehicle parking, residential parking permit (RPP) zones, enforcement, City Code and regulations, and parking hot spots. It is a comprehensive and interdepartmental effort aimed at modernizing and streamlining existing programs while preparing for ongoing developments and technological changes that affect how and where people are going in Takoma Park. The City-wide study includes surveys, grant-funded research and mapping, and additional data collection and community input.
Scroll down this page for the table of completed deliverables, like the interactive mapset.
Comments for the record may be submitted online for distribution to the City Council or during public comment period during the City Council meetings.
Current Project Status
Staff is developing information and recommendations for City-wide parking policies to be presented to the public for comment and feedback. After incorporating community input, the recommendations will be presented to Council.
The City received a technical assistance grant from MWCOG in 2016. The consultants made a presentation to City Council on June 15, 2016 and submitted a report. To date, the project includes a survey with nearly 300 responses from residents, visitors, and businesses.
Project Lead & Contact Info
Housing and Community Development
Parking Management Study Details
Project Info & Timeline
- Current target completion date: 2019
- Takoma Park’s role in project: Lead
- Departments involved: Housing & Community Development, Police and Public Works.
Budget & Funding Source
Budget: Technical Assistance grant from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments technical assistance (FY 2016-$40,000)
- Spring 2019
Council presentation of Draft Recommendations
- Winter/Spring 2019
Community meetings on Draft Recommendations
- Winter 2019
Community meetings on Residential Parking Permit zones
- Winter 2019
Update on-line survey information
- October 2016
- June 15, 2016
MWCOG Presentation to Council
- April 19, 2016
Project Charter Signed
- March 17, 2016
ParkMobile Contract Signed
- October/November 2015
Residential/Business Parking Survey
- July 22, 2015
MWCOG Technical Assistance Grant Awarded
Links & Notes
The Project Charter for the Parking Management Study identifies the parameters of the study, the policies which guide the work, the project schedule, and deliverables.
Two public open house meetings were held in October 2016 to share findings from the study so far and gather community input. See the Meeting Boards. Public comments were solicited from October 7 through November 7, 2016.
Parking Management Study Deliverables
|2016-10-07||October 4 and 6 Public Open House Meeting Boards|
|2016-08-01||Consultants' Report on Parking in Old Takoma (Wards 1, 2, and 3)|
|2016-06-15||Presentation to City Council|
|2016-06-07||Interactive Mapset: Parking Inventory and Utilization in Old Takoma|
|2016-04-12||Staff Memo on Maplewood Avenue Parking|
|2016-01-20||Summary of Residential Parking Survey|
|2016-01-20||Summary of Business Owners' Parking Survey|