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Parking Study Begins!

Blog Post - May 17, 2016

Category: What's New

The City of Carlsbad has begun work on a parking study for the Village, Barrio and nearby beach area that will help ensure residents and visitors can continue to enjoy these locations without feeling like parking is inconvenient. And your participation and feedback is needed!

The team kicked off intercept surveys on May 21 and collected nearly 350 surveys. On May 18 and June 15 the surveyors will be in the vicinity of the Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to catch the morning and lunch crowd. On May 25 and June 22, the surveyors will be at both ends of the Farmers Market from 3 to 7 p.m. to collect data from those attending the market. The city appreciates the feedback thus far and looks forward to connecting with more community members and visitors.

The data from the study and resulting parking management plan will be a road map for how the city can maximize the efficiency of existing parking and encourage alternatives to driving to these busy neighborhoods. The plan will include ideas that can be implemented right away and longer term strategies that can be implemented over the next five to 10 years.

In addition to conducting field interviews and collecting data on the use of current public and private parking spaces, during peak and non-peak dates and times, the project team is seeking input via an online survey and will hold a public meeting later this summer.

More information is available on the city’s website.