ASHLAND DOWNTOWN PARKING MANAGEMENT & CIRCULATION AD HOC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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
The committee & the University of Oregon members went around and introduced themselves.
Kaplan/Williams m/s to nominate David Young as Chair.
Kaplan m/s to nominate Michael Dawkins as Vice Chair.
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.
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
*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
*Marketing & Communications
*Residential Permit Program
*Pricing/Structure Design Principles
*Increase Capacity through:
*Manage Demand through:
*Transportation Demand Management (TDM)
*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
*Transportation demand management (TDM) programs work to reduce the need for single occupancy vehicles
*Accessibility improvements in the form of bicycle infrastructure
*Education and Outreach
*Educate users of the transportation system on both the availability and value of parking
*Aid in redistributing existing demand
*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
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.
*Gathering more data
Meeting adjourned at 5:30 pm
Tami De Mille-Campos, Administrative Assistant