LLOYD ON-STREET PARKING MANAGEMENT PLAN (1997)
Administrative Rule Adopted by Bureau of Transportation Systems Management Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority
REPORT TO COUNCIL
Date: May 14, 1997
TO: Charlie Hales, Commissioner-in-Charge
FROM: Bureau of Traffic Management, Parking Management Division
Transmitted herewith, as Exhibit A is the Lloyd District On-Street Parking Management Plan and as Exhibit B the Lloyd District Partnership Plan. These reports implement transportation, parking and transit recommendations and directives from the Central City Transportation Management Plan which was approved by the City Council in December 1995.
The Bureau of Traffic Management has been working with a citizens advisory committee since May 1996 to develop the recommendations contained in the Lloyd District On-Street Parking Management Plan. The recommendations prepared by the Committee have been discussed with the public through focus groups, neighborhood and business association meetings, a series of brown bag lunches, two brochures which were mailed to addresses in the area, and an administrative hearing held on March 20 of this year. Following this public review process the Committee reviewed all recommendations and developed the final report, Exhibit A.
The Lloyd District On-Street Parking Management Plan contains the following key recommendations:
Establish a parking meter district with the western boundary the east bank of the Willamette River: the southern boundary the south side of Lloyd Boulevard: the eastern boundary the west side of NE 16th Avenue and the northern boundary the north side of NE Broadway.
A phasing-in of meters is being recommended and the Broadway-Weidler corridor would be excluded from the initial phase. Parking meters would be installed within the meter district boundaries with the exception of Broadway and Weidler. Sign controls would be standardized and improved in the Broadway-Weidler corridor as part of the initial phase.
Parking meter rates for short-term meters (time limit of four hours or less) is recommended to be $.75 per hour. The meter rate for long-term meters (time limit of more than four hours) is recommended to be $.35 per hour.
Permanent area parking permit programs may be developed in the neighborhoods adjacent to the Lloyd District to remedy parking spillover problems. If the neighborhoods elect to install parking permit programs a 3- year phase-in of the annual permit fee (currently $15) is being recommended. Temporary parking permit programs, which would operate for about 6 months, are under consideration as part of the start-up of the meter district, and no fee is being recommended for these temporary programs.
A carpool fee of $30 per month is being recommended for the on-street carpool program in the Lloyd District. Currently, there is no fee for the program in the Lloyd District.
Exhibit B is the Lloyd District Partnership, Plan between the City, Tri-Met, and the Lloyd District Transportation Management Association (TMA). This partnership plan implements key CCTMP recommendations on improving transit service to the District and creating programs to support increased ridership. An employer-supported transit pass program, the PASSport Program, has been created which will provide low-cost annual transit passes to thousands of Lloyd District employees and which will leverage additional direct transit service to the District.
The plan also provides the framework for increasing private bicycle facilities, for establishing an off-street carpool program, and contains, alternative funding strategies for continuing the work of the Lloyd District TMA. Key responsibilities of the City in this partnership plan are the implementation of the On-Street Parking Management Plan, maintenance of the on-street carpool program, and participation in the communications and marketing plan that will precede implementation of the meter program and the start up of new transit service.
It is the recommendation of the Bureau of Traffic Management that Council approve the report as written.
Gary S. Sparmann, Director
Bureau of Traffic Management
TO THE COUNCIL
The Commissioner of Public Safety concurs with the recommendations of the Bureau of Traffic Management and
That the report be approved by Council.
Filed for inclusion in PPD May 19, 2005.
Report to Council approved May 21, 1997.