Ann Arbor Downtown Parking & Transportation Studies

4th and washington - Parking Structure Ann ArborIn 2010 the DDA developed the Public Parking and Demand Management Strategies Plan for downtown. A great deal of input from residents, visitors, businesses, and employees helped to shape this Plan, which the DDA uses to help guide its parking management with the goal of enhancing the experience of visiting, shopping, working, and living downtown. The availability and knowledge of a full menu of transportation and parking alternatives ensures that business owners, employees, residents, visitors, and customers can select the transportation options that best fit their needs, schedules, and financial means, while keeping downtown streets and sidewalks functional and fun to traverse.

DDA’s 2017 Downtown Parking & TDM Study Board Presentation (pdf)

DDA’s 2010 Public Parking & Demand Management Strategies Plan (pdf)

Several initiatives led up to the 2010 plan, including:

Nelson/Nygaard Parking Study Phase I Final Report – January 2007

Nelson/Nygaard Parking Study Phase II Final Report – June 2007

  • Table of Contents/Table of Figures (pdf)
  • Introduction/Chapter 1 – Benchmark and Existing Policy Documentation (pdf)
  • Chapter 2 – Public Outreach Week #1 (pdf)
  • Chapter 3 – Preliminary Recommendations (pdf)
  • Chapter 4 – Public Outreach Week #2 (pdf)
  • Chapter 5 – Final Recommendations (pdf)
  • Appendix A – Implementation Examples (pdf)
  • Appendix B – Commuter Bus Farebox Policy Peer Review (pdf)
  • Appendix C – In Lieu Fees (pdf)
  • Appendix D – Design Guidelines for Parking Facilities in Downtowns/Appendix E – Case Study–Boulder, Co/Appendix F – The 511 Travel Information System (pdf)
  • Appendix G – Real-Time On-Street Occupancy Technology/Appendix H – Ordinance Example: Demand-Responsive On-Street Pricing (pdf)

Nelson/Nygaard Study 2015

Downtown has changed and grown since that time and in 2015, the DDA commissioned a follow up analysis to understand current usage and how to best manage parking to benefit downtown.