Over the past year Burlington has seen changes to its parking system, such as the installation of smart meters downtown, improvements to the garages, and changes to rates and hours of enforcement. These changes were only the beginning of a long-term parking and transportation management strategy for downtown Burlington. The Downtown Parking & Transportation Management Plan’s goal is to change parking in Burlington for the better.
The plan recommends revisions to the way public and private parking is managed in the downtown and waterfront areas. It is a culmination of a year-long process engaging residents, visitors, businesses, and other stakeholders in evaluating how the City can better manage parking downtown. The plan is now open for public review, comments, and feedback until November 16th.
Once finished, the plan will not only bring in more revenue for the city, but it will also make finding parking downtown easier for residents, commuters and visitors. Paying parking meters will also be made easier for those who choose to park downtown. The city has already seen how Smart Meters can help make parking easier, and beginning in November Parkmobile is coming to Burlington.
After the public comment period ends, the plan will be revised and then issued as a final draft. In December, the final version of the Downtown Parking & Transportation Management Plan will be presented to the City Council for acceptance.
Park Burlington will host a public forum on the plan on Tuesday, November 3rd at Contois Auditorium from 7:00-9:30pm.