Why is the City of Guelph undertaking a Parking Master Plan?
Parking impacts all Guelph residents and is an important factor in growing and developing our city. Too little parking can affect visitation and business viability; too much parking is expensive and can delay plans to grow the city more efficiently and sustainably.
The City has started a Parking Master Plan focusing on Downtown Guelph and the surrounding areas in an effort to improve parking.Downtown Guelph Community Improvement Project Area
What will the Parking Master Plan cover?
The Plan will consider existing and future parking needs and develop a financially sustainable parking plan for the next 10 to 20 years. The Plan will review existing parking needs and policies, forecast future parking demand, and identify alternative methods of providing and better managing parking for both the short- and long-term. The Plan looks at the complete picture of on- and off-street parking, including both public and private supply parking.
An initial task under the Plan will be to collect data on existing parking demand and supply. Once the problems and opportunities are fully documented, a set of alternative solutions will be evaluated and presented to the public for comment.
When will the work be completed?
Staff are working to bring recommendations to Council.
The research for the Plan will include collecting parking demand data and a range of consultation activities including information sessions and meetings with the community and local businesses.
Connections to other City initiatives: The City is also updating the Downtown Streetscape Manual and Built Form Standards. This project will incorporate work from the Parking Master Plan into its assumptions about future street designs. This project will launch this March.
ResourcesParking Master Plan Public Information Session slides – June 13, 2013 Parking Master Plan Public Information Session – June 13, 2013 Parking Master Plan Public Information Session – April 16, 2013 Parking Master Plan Fact Sheet Parking Master Plan Public Information Session – February 26, 2013 Parking Master Plan Comment Sheet
Your input is needed
Public input is essential. Three information sessions were scheduled to review and discuss parking issues. The first session was held on Tuesday, February 26, the second session was held on Tuesday, April 16, and the third session was held on June 13, 2013.
Unable to attend a Public Information Session?
Send us your comments by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 519-822-1751.
February 19th, 2013
For more information
Manager, Traffic and Parking
Public Works Department
Operations, Transit and Emergency Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2275
230 Richmond Street West, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 1V6
416-596-1930 extension 414