Kitchissippi Parking Study Update

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Background

The Kitchissippi Parking Study Update aims to address parking-related issues in the Westboro Village and Wellington Street West areas of Ottawa. It aligns with the Municipal Parking Management Strategy, focusing on optimizing parking services, promoting sustainable transportation, and resolving residential parking challenges. The study process involves data collection, analysis, and stakeholder consultation to inform recommendations.

Key findings include increasing parking pressures, particularly in commercial areas, and high on-street parking occupancy rates exceeding practical capacity. Meanwhile, residential parking occupancy remains low. Development and population growth contribute to parking challenges with many developments lacking parking spaces.

Alternative transportation modes, such as cycling and carsharing, are promoted to reduce parking demands. Strategies for managing parking supply and availability include introducing paid parking, adjusting parking regulations, and improving enforcement. The study follows a phased consultation process, with preliminary feedback highlighting concerns about parking availability and development impacts.

The parking management toolbox includes tools to influence parking availability, manage parking supply, and optimize parking availability on demand. These tools aim to address traffic congestion, promote sustainability, and enhance urban living experiences. The study timeline includes preliminary, focused, and final consultations, with recommendations expected to be presented to the Transportation Committee and City Council in mid-2024.

Detailed information on the Kitchissippi Parking Study Update is available on the righthand side of this page.

Background

The Kitchissippi Parking Study Update aims to address parking-related issues in the Westboro Village and Wellington Street West areas of Ottawa. It aligns with the Municipal Parking Management Strategy, focusing on optimizing parking services, promoting sustainable transportation, and resolving residential parking challenges. The study process involves data collection, analysis, and stakeholder consultation to inform recommendations.

Key findings include increasing parking pressures, particularly in commercial areas, and high on-street parking occupancy rates exceeding practical capacity. Meanwhile, residential parking occupancy remains low. Development and population growth contribute to parking challenges with many developments lacking parking spaces.

Alternative transportation modes, such as cycling and carsharing, are promoted to reduce parking demands. Strategies for managing parking supply and availability include introducing paid parking, adjusting parking regulations, and improving enforcement. The study follows a phased consultation process, with preliminary feedback highlighting concerns about parking availability and development impacts.

The parking management toolbox includes tools to influence parking availability, manage parking supply, and optimize parking availability on demand. These tools aim to address traffic congestion, promote sustainability, and enhance urban living experiences. The study timeline includes preliminary, focused, and final consultations, with recommendations expected to be presented to the Transportation Committee and City Council in mid-2024.

Detailed information on the Kitchissippi Parking Study Update is available on the righthand side of this page.

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