Downtown Birmingham is growing, with more activities, events, new businesses, and opportunities to enjoy all that the City offers. The City wants to ensure that access to these amenities is convenient, safe, and attractive.

The purpose of this opinion poll is to help better understand, manage, and improve today's parking conditions and plan for a better tomorrow.

The survey will be available for a period of one (1) month, starting February 10, 2020 and closing on March 10, 2020. Please take a moment to participate and let other users of the downtown parking system know that the City wants their input.

Your input and participation in this process is valuable and appreciated by the members of the Advisory Parking Committee (APC) and staff. The results of the survey will be presented at a subsequent APC meeting and also available online on the Advisory Parking Committee webpage

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* 1. What is your primary connection to downtown?

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* 2. What overall grade would you give the parking system based on your experience?

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* 3. Please provide a grade for each of the categories below as they relate to on-street meters and parking garages.

  A - Excellent B - Good C - Satisfactory D - Unsatisfactory F - Failing U - Unsure/ Don't use the parking system
Access to available parking spaces
Parking Meter Technology
Parking Garage Technology (access gates)
Timely communications regarding service disruptions

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* 4. The following is a list of priorities that was established as a result of the March 2018 survey. The committee is reviewing the list and wants to know which of these areas is most important to you.

Please rank them in order of priority from 1-6 with 1 being the highest priority and 6 being the lowest.

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* 5. Please review the following list of tasks the Advisory Parking Committee is currently working on. 

Answer (Yes/No) if you wish for these programs to either continue with implementation/ existing operation, be placed on the back burner or be eliminated. 

  Yes No Don't Care
Increase monthly permit sales for garages
Provide more visitor parking options
Refine the roof-top valet program
Introduce zip cars in the City garages
Continue City sponsored on-street valet program
Upgrade parking technology
Continue capital improvement major repairs and rehabilitation program to ensure safety and longevity of existing infrastructure. 

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* 6. Please add any additional comments that you believe will provide guidance to the Advisory Parking Committee.

How Much Do You Know About Parking In Birmingham?

Did you know:
  • There are 4,987 public parking spaces in Downtown Birmingham.
  • In 2019, there were over 3.4 million parking meter transactions and over 1.6 million entries recorded in the five public parking structures.
  • The City is testing a beta program for a mobile parking application that will show you availability for on-street meters and public parking garages.
  • There are two City sponsored valet stands located at Hamilton Row and the other on S. Old Woodward that charge only $5 for two hours.
  • That when the parking garages begin filling to capacity throughout the workday, there is a roof top valet assist available in four of the five parking garages (not Peabody) that is completely complimentary.
  • There are 3 hour maximum short term parking spaces in all of the garages on the lower levels to accommodate visitor parking.

We are working to make parking more convenient for you. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. If you'd like to receive updates on parking in downtown Birmingham, please consider subscribing to our electronic mailing list.
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