The Dept. of Planning and Development Review is developing a new city-wide Master Plan, which will be called Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth

As part of the Richmond 300 process, PDR hired DESMAN, a parking consultant to study parking conditions and present parking recommendations for seven areas of the city. DESMAN presented the existing conditions at meeting in June 2018 (the materials from those meetings can be found at here). 

In December 2018, DESMAN presented a menu of recommendations for this study and asked community members to provide feedback on the recommendations via a paper survey. This digital survey is a replication of the paper survey. Please click on the links where provided to review the material shared at the December 2018 meeting and provide your comments by January 31, 2019.

For questions 1-9, please describe your reaction to described initiatives. The initiatives are summarized in this Initiatives Options Table.

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1. Uniform marking of ‘no parking’ and parking areas (see unsafe parking slides)
Pros: Reduce unsafe conditions/practices. Perceptibly open up new capacity. Potential traffic calming effects. Recognition of regulations already ratified.
Cons: Will require enforcement if implemented. Could increase traffic through neighborhoods. Cost and time intensive to implement. Change the neighborhood streetscape.

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2. Designating one space per block for handicapped parking
Pros: Improves accessibility. Expands the supply of ADA spaces.
Cons: Could reduce curbside capacity. May not be needed on every block.

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3. Begin active enforcement of existing regulations
Pros: Improves turnover/availability. Creates incentives for alternatives (parking/transportation).
Cons: Will displace other users, who will need alternatives. Perceived as antagonistic to area businesses

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4. Promoting shared parking agreements between parties (see Shared Parking boards)
Pros: Makes the most use out of existing assets. Low or no cost way to expand capacity. Could help mitigate operating costs,
Cons: Would require amendment to local code. Still requires a third-party to broker. Does require participation from both parties

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5. An on-street parking permit program for employees and residents (see On-Street Permit boards)
Pros: Creates a mechanism for employee parking. Relatively low cost. Increases traffic/visibility through neighborhoods.
Cons: Will require enforcement if implemented. Could increase traffic through neighborhoods. Would require commitment from both parties.

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6. Introducing 'in lieu' payments to address parking requirements
(see 'In Lieu' board)
Pros: Creates funds for parking/traffic improvements. Allows developers to maximize footprint.
Cons: Places onus on City to build more parking assets. Can be a barrier to development.

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7. Creation of one or more public lots over existing green space
Pros: Would add more parking to the public supply. Cheaper than building structured parking. Could address some employee parking issues. Could replace capacity lost in theater lot.
Cons: All options displace public green space. None of the sites are central to any of the commercial areas. Would disrupt adjacent neighbors during construction. Several options offer low net gains.

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8. Institution of 'fee for use' on-street parking (see Paid On-street Parking Boards)
Pros: Will increase turnover. Provides incentive to use off-street parking. Creates a revenue stream to fund other options. Creates incentive for alternative transportation.
Cons: Can create a barrier to patronage. Would require enforcement if implemented. Would require identification of off-street options. Cost and time intensive to implement.

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9. Installation of pedestrian amenities to promote walking in the area (see Pedestrian Crossings board)
Pros: Will make it easier to cross major roadways. Potential traffic calming effects.
Cons: Cost and time intensive to implement. Could reduce parking/traffic capacity

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10. Were there solutions or initiatives that were NOT presented that you think should be included in the Parking Study?

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11. Is there anything else you would like the Consultant Team and/or the City of Richmond to know?

About you
We are asking for your demographic information so we can get a sense of the diversity of opinions that we are collecting in the Master Plan update process. This section is completely optional, but if you fill it out, it will really help us. You can skip this section if you like.

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12. What is your home zip code?

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13. What do you do in Richmond (Check all that apply)

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14. Age

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15. Race/Ethnicity (check all that apply)

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16. Is this your first time participating in a planning process?

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17. How did you learn about Richmond 300?

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18. If you would like to be added to the Richmond 300 email list, please provide your information below.

Thank you for taking this survey! 
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