Read a status update on the project here- July 2023.
Parking study area
The parking study was conducted in late October 2022 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with an overnight occupancy check between 2-4 a.m. Occupancy, utilization and turnover data was collected to get a sense of what a typical day looks like. The study showed that parking demand overall is low to moderate during a typical day. However, parking is constrained and difficult to find when there are large events nearby.
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Get updates from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) about the Eliot Parking Permit Plan and the Eliot Parking Task Force here:
History and timeline
- 2018: Portland City Council approves new Parking Permit Pilot Program
- 2019: The Eliot Neighborhood Association requested an area parking permit program, but failed
- 2021: As PBOT developed the Lloyd Event District, they reengaged with the Eliot Neighborhood Association about parking issues in Eliot
- April 2022: PBOT proposes working on and coordinating between two new plans simultaneously: the Boise Parking Plan and the Eliot Parking Pilot Plan
- June 2022: Boise and Eliot neighborhood associations agree to coordinated approach
- August - September 2022: Eliot Parking Task Force recruitment
- October 2022 - Present: Eliot Parking Task Force meets
- May 2023: PBOT holds open house and collects feedback on draft proposal
Goals and benefits of parking management
The goal of parking management is to balance all the competing needs for on-street parking. Customers, commercial delivery drivers, and a growing population all need access to on-street parking.
Benefits of parking management include:
- Better livability for residents
- Better access to local businesses for customer and freight
- Less congestion and carbon emissions
- Better air quality and safety for everyone
- Less illegal parking and fewer blocked driveways with regular enforcement
Parking management videos
Two videos have been created to help explain why PBOT manages parking in Portland and the strategies that we use. The specific strategies chosen are tailored based off the needs of the neighborhood.