OK, at the risk of being slightly blasphemous, the bible does not go out of date and its at least a couple of thousand years old. However the Downtown association is hawking a primer for downtowns discussing on street parking. It was written for the ITE in 1994. I can’t help wondering if this tome isn’t slightly behind the times. You can read about it here.
OK, I shouldn’t decry the contents as I haven’t even read it, but there is no hint of updating, and since it was written in the last century, let’s think about is most likely not included.
- Pay be Cell Phone
- Web based parking payments
- Use of LPR for enforcement
- Individual space monitoring
- Intelligent signage
- Multispace meters
- Pay by Credit Card
- Anything related to Don Shoup’s theories
- On Street Valet
And I’m certain that any cost projections or summaries will be woefully out of date. All that having been said, there is most likely a good set of basics that would help any downtown community. Time for the ITE to update? Yep.