Introduction

The City of Topeka has hired a consultant to conduct a comprehensive review and assessment of public parking in the City. This assessment will lead to the development of recommendations for improving the operations, management and pricing of public parking in Topeka over both the short- (2-3 years) and long-term (10 years).

The study area for this assignment is roughly: SW 2nd Street as the northern boundary, Tyler Street as the western boundary, SW 12th Street as the southern boundary, and Adams Street as the eastern boundary. The boundaries of the study area are intended to encompass all of the public parking in downtown Topeka.

This study will include a review of existing parking, a projection of future parking demand based on anticipated development, short- and long-term strategies to address parking availability within the study area, and recommendations for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the City’s parking operation.

Whether a resident, business owner, employee, property owner, or occasional or frequent visitor to downtown Topeka, you are a stakeholder in this parking study and we encourage you to take a moment to fill out this short survey and give us your feedback. Survey responses will be accepted until July 31, 2017. Thank you for your input!

* 1. Do you live in Topeka?

* 2. How often do you visit the downtown study area?

* 3. Please select all of the following that describe you:

* 4. What types of businesses do you visit when making a trip to the study area? (Please select all that apply)

* 5. How many businesses or destinations do you typically visit/patronize when making a single trip to the study area?

* 6. When visiting the downtown study area, do you typically drive a personal vehicle?

* 7. If "yes" to Question 6, where do you typically prefer to park when you visit? (Please rank your parking preference, with "1" being the place you are most likely to park and "5" being the place you are least likely to park)

* 8. If "no" to Question 6, what mode(s) of transportation do you typically utilize when traveling to downtown Topeka? (Please select all that apply)

* 9. Please select the one statement that best describes you: When using public parking in Topeka, I typically…

* 10. What is the maximum distance you are willing to walk from public parking to your destination(s) in Topeka?

* 11. When using public parking in the study area, do you have difficulty finding an available parking stall/space within an acceptable distance from your destination?

* 12. If you have difficulty finding available public parking within an acceptable distance from your destination, does this discourage you from visiting Topeka?

* 13. Do the parking time limits in downtown Topeka meet your needs?

* 14. Do you believe public parking time limits should be extended or shortened?

* 15. Rate the degree to which you agree/disagree with the following statement: Compared to the current Topeka parking rates, I am willing to pay more in order to improve my experience by making available parking easier to find, use and pay for.

* 16. What improvements to the public parking system would be most meaningful to you? (Select all that apply)

* 17. If you are a business owner/manager, have your employees voiced concerns over the cost or availability of parking?

* 18. As the owner/manager of a business in downtown Topeka, do you have any concerns/issues regarding parking? (Please select all that apply)

* 19. If you are a business owner/manager, have your customers voiced concerns over the cost or availability of parking?

* 20. Please provide any additional comments or suggestions regarding parking in downtown Topeka.

 
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