Future of Parking
Tuesday, October 23, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Session on the future of parking with reference to technology, urban planning, self-driving vehicles and more.
Tuesday, October 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This session explores Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) latest Campus Wide Parking and Transportation Master Plan and how the University has paved the way for a more environmentally and financially sustainable future.
VCU has two campuses within downtown Richmond, VA and is home to one of Virginia’s largest hospitals. Over the past decade, the University and Health System have experienced substantial growth, leading to major parking shortfalls and increased traffic congestion.
The session will highlight the tools and programmatic approach used to develop a multi-layered, 6-year plan for addressing parking demand, transit service changes, community concerns and sensitive operation needs of the Health System. It will review the challenges faced by the University, examine the tools used to make informed decisions, and demonstrate the results of this strategic effort. It will also include industry trends associated with the healthcare and universities environments that are relevant to parking professionals. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Jeffrey Smith, Project Manager, Kimley-Horn
Wednesday, October 24, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Culver City, CA modernized their off street parking system from cash only staffed lanes to frictionless technology on par with state-of-the-art retail centers. You can too. Learn how in this joint presentation from Culver City's Parking Manager, Todd Tipton and Jonathan Wicks of Walker Consultants.
Is your downtown business district competing with local retail centers on user experience? Does the thought of implementing frictionless parking via LPR raise throughput and revenue concerns? Would your CBD guests benefit from parking guidance? Do you have transit oriented development obligations? We address these questions then provide considerations for retail quality parking services and optimizing user convenience in a municipal environment. Topics include; upgrading technology to license plate recognition for seamless gated access; roadway to level based parking guidance for congestion mitigation and optimized capacity; and right sizing off street parking through TDM.
Jonathan Wicks, Consultant, Walker Consultants
Wednesday, October 24, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The parking industry has an exciting opportunity to lead the transformation of an enormous quantity of valuable urban real estate. By reimagining the parking garage as a Mobility Center and offering consumers a variety of mobility products at a range of price points, this new facility can become a disruptor and change parking much as Uber changed the taxi industry.
Are you ready?
Join Jerry Marcus, President of The Parking Advisory Group and chair of NPA’s Parking Consultants Committee, as he examines this proposal, explores the products that could be offered to consumers, and demonstrates how this can be a new source of revenue for parking operators.
Jerry Marcus, President, The Parking Advisory Group
Wednesday, October 24, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
The impact of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) on the future of transportation and parking still remains an unknown. The common perception is that parking will be negatively, if not fatally, affected by these developments. Professional insiders take a more measured approach. Drawing on her considerable research, Mary Smith, PE Senior Vice President at Walker Consultants, presents the latest forecast on parking demand, and its implications for the industry. Her colleague Carl Scheenman will present the latest data on ride-hailing and its impact on parking demand in the short to medium term.
Armed with this information, learn what is the best and most effective response that the parking industry can make to the changes in terms of parking facility design, adaptive reuse of structures, and other accommodations for a future with changing transportation styles.
Mary Smith, PE, Senior Vice President at Walker Consultants
Carl Scheenman, PE, Director of Operations, Walker Consultants
Thursday, October 25, 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Session on how parking operators can maintain brand focus and stay relevant their customers in an era of parking apps and mobile payment platforms
Thursday, October 25, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mechanical and automated parking solutions offer an innovative approach in urban areas where providing affordable parking is becoming increasingly challenging. When faced with limited building footprints, unfavorable soil conditions, high excavation costs, floor area ratio limits, height limits, or any combination of these conditions, mechanical and automated solutions have the potential to not only achieve a more cost-effective parking solution, but can also be compatible with adaptive reuse should parking demand change in the future.
Learn how The Douglas Apartments, in Wichita, Kansas solved those challenges posed by budgetary restraints and height restrictions by implementing an elevated no-post mechanical parking solution that provides nearly three times the amount of parking over what could be achieved in the same area by traditional methods.
David LoCoco, Principal, Watry Design Inc.