A PDF full slide deck from Monday evening’s Downtown Parking Study presentation has now been posted on the city’s website.
I strongly suggest watching the video and checking out the deck. While I posted my summary a few days ago, many of the questions and concerns I have seen raised in online conversations were at least addressed in the study.
You may not agree with the answers and the recommendations—and I’m not necessarily trying to advocate for any of them specifically. However, I will note again that many of the assumptions and assertions that we hear frequently in the public discourse on this topic—we need to lower parking prices to attract people, we need to build more spaces to alleviate congestion, the primary reason for parking meters is to generate revenue, etc.—are not necessarily supported by the data. If nothing else, I’d say read the report and make sure that the objection you’re raising hasn’t already been addressed.