"Comprehensive Parking Management." That's a Phrase You Might Want to Get Used To.
|A page from the Proposed Downtown Parking Study briefing scheduled for Tuesday|
Here, then, is the presentation that's been put together for Tuesday's meeting of the Economic Development Committee, in which it's explained why parking has become a priority ("The provision of secure, convenient, sheltered and accessible parking for office workers and residents is typically downtown Dallas' key disadvantage when competing with suburban markets for corporate relocations, tenants and residents") and what might be done about.
It's a lengthy laundry list of suggestions big ("Discourage surface parking in favor of structured parking") and small (hipper meters, brighter signs), tangible ("un-bundle parking spaces from leases; promote shared parking through parking district") and amorphous ("'transit-first,' park-once policies -- reverse priority for auto versus transit, pedestrian and bicycles"). And I've found buried within the title of my first novel: Elements of a Dynamic Sign.