On-Street Parking Policy

Implement advancements in on-street parking technology to minimize circling, and to provide greater flexibility for inventory while increasing revenue.


Pricing, time limits and digital solutions are effective strategies to improve on-street parking.

  • Launch dynamic pricing programs with target parking occupancy rates between 70% and 90% per block to reduce congestion and parking cruising times.
  • Shorten parking time limits to encourage higher turnover.
  • Use digitized data to implement digital traffic signs to display variable messages that would provide greater efficiency and flexibility, reduce cost, and de-clutter, through the reduced use of static on-street signs.
  • Enhance management of curb space to actively blend on-street, loading and rideshare activities, and allow for flexibility in permit use by location, time of day, and day of week.
Design Guidelines
Policy & Implementation
The Role of Local Government & Transit First Policies
Guiding Principles of Land Use
Flexible Zoning Strategies
Street Design Implementation
Revising Transportation Analysis Practices
Transportation Demand Management
Rethinking Vehicle Parking Requirements
Parking Management
Best Practices to Attract Successful Developers
Clarifying Design Expectations
Integrating Retail into Transit Oriented Development
Community Planning for Rail Transit
Additional Resources
Photo of the front of a parking meter with bicycle lane and parked vehicle behind
On-Street Parking Meter