The Future of Parking
The Future of Parking

Future of Parking

Frictionless Parking in Culver City, CA: A State-of-the-art Retail Experience for Consumers >>

Parking’s Role in The University and Healthcare Environment – VCU’s Sustainable Vision #18025 >>

The Future of Municipal Parking >>

Parking 2.0: Mobility Centers as a Future for Parking >>

Mobility Trends: TNC’s – What We Know, What We Should Know >>

The Challenges and Opportunities of Autonomous Vehicles and Parking >>

Parking Automation: Innovative Solutions for Tough Challenges >>

Frictionless Parking in Culver City, CA: A State-of-the-art Retail Experience for Consumers

Tuesday, October 23, 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
Walker Consultants

Todd Tipton
Parking Manager
Culver City

Parking’s Role in The University and Healthcare Environment – VCU’s Sustainable Vision #18025

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.


Jeff PinyotJeff Pinyot
ECO Parking Lights/ECO Lighting Solutions



Jeffrey SmithJeffrey Smith
Project Manager




The Future of Municipal Parking

Wednesday, October 24, 9:45 am - 10:45 am


Casey Wagner, PE Jim Corbett
Casey Wagner, PE
Chief Operating Officer
Walker Consultants
Jim Corbett
Parking Operations
Walker Consultants

Parking 2.0: Mobility Centers as a Future for Parking

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 MarcusJerry Marcus
The Parking Advisory Group




Mobility Trends: TNC’s – What We Know, What We Should Know  

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 Schneeman 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 Carl Schneeman, PE
Mary Smith, PE
Senior Vice President
Walker Consultants
Carl Schneeman, PE
Director of Operations
Walker Consultants

The Challenges and Opportunities of Autonomous Vehicles and Parking

Thursday, October 25, 8:00 am - 8:45 am

Much attention has been given to “autonomous vehicles (AV)” and speculation on their disruptive impact on the transportation and parking industry.  Much investment and research is being made in AV technology as well as the regulatory, legal and transportation needs for AV to become a reality.  How and when this all transpires remains to be seen but being informed is step one for transportation and parking industry leaders to be active participants rather than spectators in this transformative process.

This presentation will address connected and autonomous vehicles, the automakers’ state of the art technology and existing real-world testing.  Impacts of AV on smart cities such as traffic signal control, infrastructure improvements, and AV shuttles will be presented along with potential “alternative futures” that may occur.

Further, potential benefits of AV and shared vehicles will be highlighted along with potential barriers to AV adoption.  Considering that new parking structures may have a 50 to a 100-year design life, parking structures built to meet current parking demand may be impacted in the future by AV technologies.  Ideas will be presented on how to design parking structures that are flexible for adaptive reuse based on our FlexPark parking design process, if and when changes in use are warranted.


Gary Cudney, PE Dr. Lily Elefteriadou
Gary Cudney, PE
Parking Solutions, WGI
Dr. Lily Elefteriadou
UF Transportation Institute

Parking Automation: Innovative Solutions for Tough Challenges

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 Don Jagoda Michael Johnson
David LoCoco
Watry Design, Inc.
Don Jagoda
Managing Member
WRAP Parking, LLC
Michael Johnson
Senior Project Manager
Watry Design, Inc.