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File #: 22-421    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Development Services Staff Report
File created: 8/17/2022 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 8/22/2022 Final action:
Title: Parking Study Update
Attachments: 1. Appendix 1 - Esquimalt Parking Strategy Working Paper no 1 Local Understanding and Best Practices, 2. Appendix 2 - Esquimalt Parking Strategy Working Paper no 2 What We Heard Engagement Summary, 3. Appendix 3 - Esquimalt Parking Strategy - COTW Presentation
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DATE: August 17, 2022 Report No. DEV-22-076
TO: Laurie Hurst, Chief Administrative Officer
FROM: Bill Brown, Director of Development Services

Parking Study Update


Does the Committee of the Whole have any questions or concerns with the findings of the Parking Study to date and the proposed work plan for finishing the study?

That it be recommended to Council that staff be directed to incorporate the feedback provided by the COTW into the workplan for the next phase of the Parking Study project and prepare a report for Council's consideration once the draft documents are ready.




Appendix 1 - Working Paper No. 1 "Local Understanding and Best Practices"
Appendix 2 - Working Paper No. 2 "What We Heard" Engagement Summary"
Appendix 3 - Consultant's Presentation

Council has authorized Urban Systems to conduct a parking study that approaches parking from an integrated framework that addresses both on-street and off-street parking. The purpose of the study is to provide Council and staff with an "On-street Parking Strategy" and a modernized "Parking Bylaw". To help Esquimalt residents, Council, and staff better understand the complex issue of parking, the consultants have produced a Working Paper (Working Paper No. 1 Local Understanding and Best Practices") that addresses many of the issues related to parking (Appendix 1). This Working Paper provides an overview of the existing policy and regulatory framework that currently governs parking in Esquimalt. It then reviews the results of an observational study conducted by the consultants. Finally, the Working Paper explores emerging trends and best practices related to parking.

In addition, as part of the review process, Urban Systems has conducted an extensive public consultation process that has involved an on-line survey, meeting with 10 groups that have a direct interest in park...

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