Saint Paul takes a look at new recommendations as six-month parking analysis concludes
SAINT PAUL – After six months of study, the City of Saint Paul is considering a wide variety of recommendations to improve the parking system downtown. Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, a nationally-recognized transportation consultant, was contracted by the city in August 2014 to document downtown’s current parking activities, examine expected future parking demand, and recommend a series of strategies to better manage and integrate parking in downtown’s multimodal transportation system.
Nelson/Nygaard studied downtown parking patterns, compared Saint Paul’s current parking practices with cities of comparable size throughout the country, and produced three technical memos with recommended strategies to better manage the downtown parking supply.
The City of Saint Paul will consider the wide variety of recommendations before moving forward with recommended action items. The public can view the summary report and three technical memoranda at www.stpaul.gov/
Details will be forthcoming in the following months as the planning process moves forward.