Update: Following Steering Committee review of plan and plan recommendations, CMAP staff is formatting the final plan for public release. A thoughtful approach to implementation will be developed with the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community.
After developing an award-winning Community Vision Plan for Chinatown, the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (CBCAC) followed through on recommendations to pursue a parking study, and applied to the LTA program to conduct it. The Vision Plan identified parking challenges in Chinatown and hoped that a plan for parking would help to balance diverse community and business needs, while taking a multimodal approach to moving people around the community.
This project will walk the community through the steps outlined in CMAP's report "Parking Strategies to Support Livable Communities," which explores how parking impacts community vitality and how to understand and solve different parking challenges. The Chinatown Parking Plan will identify strategies to make the experience of getting around the area safe and enjoyable for people using all modes of transportation. Once complete, the plan will recommend strategies and policies to address identified parking problems by building on the community's assets and supporting them. The plan will cover a range of topics including but not limited to traffic congestion, parking pricing, parking availability, and active transportation.
The planning process will include three phases. The first phase will involve a thorough analysis of the existing conditions within the community using information gathered through one-on-one stakeholder interviews, steering committee meetings, review of previous studies, and collection of maps and data. Phase two will focus on creating strategies for Chinatown’s parking management plan based on findings from the first phase analysis and a public workshop. The final phase will combine efforts from previous phases to create the parking management document containing policies, programs, and action steps intended to help the community achieve the future vision.