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Downtown Parking Management and Circulation Ad Hoc Advisory Committee (View All)

February 5, 2014 meeting

Minutes
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

ASHLAND DOWNTOWN PARKING MANAGEMENT & CIRCULATION AD HOC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

February 5, 2014

CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m. in Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way.

Regular members present: Lisa Beam, Michael Dawkins, Rich Kaplan, Dave Young, Craig Anderson, John Williams, Emile Amarotico, Joe Collonge, Cynthia Rider, Marie Donovan

Regular members absent:, Pam Hammond, John Fields and Liz Murphy

Ex officio (non-voting) members present: Katharine Flanagan, Bill Molnar, Mike Faught, Lee Tuneberg, Rich Rosenthal, Dave Kanner (arrived at 4:00 pm), Mike Gardiner

Ex officio (non-voting) members absent: Dennis Slattery and Sandra Slattery

University of Oregon members present: Bob Parker, Nicholas Meltzer and Amanda D’Souza, Andrew Dutterer, Taylor Eidt, Nestor Guevara and Eli Tome (graduate student team)

City of Ashland Staff members present: Tami De Mille-Campos

 

INTRODUCTIONS

The committee & the University of Oregon members went around and introduced themselves.

 

CHAIR ELECTIONS

Kaplan/Williams m/s to nominate David Young as Chair.

All Ayes.

 

Kaplan m/s to nominate Michael Dawkins as Vice Chair.

All Ayes.

 

Chair Young read an email from Colin Swales into record (see attached).

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of December 5, 2013 were approved by unanimous consent.

 

PUBLIC FORUM

None

 

PROJECT STATUS UPDATE

Schedule of upcoming meetings:

February 5th- Short term strategies and examples will be presented. Discussion will include issues and opportunities of implementing strategies in Ashland.

March 2nd- First phase survey results and accessibility improvements will be presented. Discussion will include response to survey results in relation to short term strategies.

April- Proposed mid-week monitoring.

May 7th- Second phase survey results and long term strategies will be presented. Discussion will include strategy implementation and funding.

June 4th- Packages of policy/program options and community opinions will be presented. Discussion will include additional project needs.

Additional- Evening monitoring, public open house, additional presentations

 

Survey:

*Decided a two-tiered survey would be best

     *First tier gathers public perceptions regarding downtown use

     *Second tier gathers opinions on policy options

*Allows for committee discussion and then public input

*Reviewed, proofed and tested in-house for expediency

Anderson stated he was wondering if visual cues could be added to the second survey to aid the person taking the survey.

MUNICIPAL PARKING PROGRAMS OVERVIEW

The historical background used includes:

*2001 Downtown Plan Phase II

     *1988 Downtown Plan

     *Ashland in Action 2000

     *Ashland Downtown Parking Analysis 1999/2000

     *Nelson/Nygaard Downtown Peer Review

*Phase II Study “Key Issues”

     *Informed this study

 

Liz Murphy asked if there are any long term City expectations that the committee should keep in mind.

 

Michael Dawkins would like the white papers to be made available to the committee. He feels that they have a lot of really good information. Faught stated that we would do that.

 

Downtown Plan Recommendations:

*Divided downtown into different zones

*Zones have different “Guiding Principles”

     *Revisit these at the next meeting

*Strategies include:

     *Wayfinding

     *Marketing & Communications

     *Residential Permit Program

     *Pricing/Structure Design Principles

 

Solutions:

*Increase Capacity through:

     *Education

     *Enforcement

     *Regulation

     *Supply

*Manage Demand through:

     *Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

     *Wayfinding

     *Accessibility Improvements

 

Enforcement/Regulation solutions:

*Efficiently manage parking demand

*Regulation is a low cost alternative that utilizes existing supply

*Enforcement further dis-incentivizes undesired behaviors

*Various levels and combinations of enforcement and regulation

 

Transportation Demand Management solutions:

*Specifically talking about:

     *Incentive programs, also known as Transportation Options programs

     *Accessibility improvements   

 *Transportation demand management (TDM) programs work to reduce the need for single occupancy vehicles

*Accessibility improvements in the form of bicycle infrastructure

 

Education/Wayfinding solutions:

*Education and Outreach

     *Educate users of the transportation system on both the availability and value of parking

     *Aid in redistributing existing demand

*Wayfinding

     *Direct users where to park during times of high demand, and subsequently how to access areas of interest on foot

     *Lower cost option to redistribute demand and improve customer experience

 

Interactive Conversation

The committee broke up into five groups and moved throughout the five stations. The groups were asked to identify issues/opportunities for Ashland in relation to programmatic options and offer any ideas. See the attached summary pages for further information related to the interactive conversations.

    

CLOSING/NEXT STEPS

*Survey analysis

*Gathering more data

     *OSF patrons

     *Ticketers

     *Employees

     *Calculate demand

 

ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 5:30 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Tami De Mille-Campos, Administrative Assistant

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