Has there been any feedback from businesses/stakeholders?

Yes. Based on recent meetings with individual businesses and stakeholder groups, comments/suggestions on how to best implement a parking management system are continually being gathered/considered. 

  • “Implement higher rates in high-demand areas and lower rates in less used areas.”
  • “The first 15-minutes should be free to accommodate quick stops.”
  • “Parking is a problem downtown and we need better paths to off-street parking.”
  • “Shorter parking time limits should be implemented on the busiest streets.”
  • “We should have reserved spots for customer take-out/pick-ups.”
  • “The current parking situation hurts my business as non-customers, like nearby employees, take up all the spaces in front of my store and stay too long.”
  • “Increased enforcement is needed to reduce parking too long in retail areas.”
  • “Require employees to park in more remote lots and maybe provide a shuttle.”
  • “Only charging $1.00 an hour on 25th Street undervalues what our unique downtown offers.”
  • “The planned nearby new parking garages will help reduce the current mess of parking on my street and make stopping at my business more attractive.”
  • “Offer virtual parking permits for employees, residences, shoppers.”
  • “Designate a portion of parking fees to downtown improvements.”
  • “Convenient parking spaces have a value – people will pay for those spots if they are conveniently available.”
  • “An organized parking system would provide confidence to visitors that they can easily find a spot – which would improve business.”
  • “The paid parking system should accommodate customer parking validation.”

Show All Answers

1. Do we really have a parking problem in downtown Ogden?
2. How will businesses benefit from managed parking?
3. Why does the City need to change or increase parking capacity downtown?
4. How did the City determine current and future parking needs?
5. What did the recent parking study recommend?
6. What are the advantages of paid parking systems?
7. What have other communities experienced when implementing paid parking?
8. What parking rates are planned?
9. What is the City's current plan for parking?
10. How will the City implement paid parking?
11. How much will the new parking structures and other public parking system improvements cost?
12. Will parking revenues cover the costs to improve and operate the parking system?
13. How will the paid parking system work?
14. Have initial concessions been considered to allow everyone to get used to the new paid parking system?
15. Do the parking use projections consider public transit/BRT trends?
16. What does free parking have to do with social equity?
17. How will managed paid parking impact residential neighborhoods adjacent to downtown?
18. Have accessibility policies been considered as part of the parking system?
19. How will the City manage the parking system?
20. Has there been any feedback from businesses/stakeholders?
21. How can I provide input into the parking plans?