Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2012-2013 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with the City of Minnetonka. The City of Minnetonka was interested in assessing its parking regulations and identifying potential best practices for improving parking regulation and design. Minnetonka project lead and city planner Susan Thomas worked with students in PA 8202: Networks and Places, to develop a set of parking policy recommendations. Using the Opus business campus as a focus for their work, the students recommended creating a transit zoning overlay; allowing or incentivizing shared parking; providing park and ride options; requiring carpool parking; allow bicycle parking and bicycle parking substitutions for new developments; permitting cash-out programs and subsidized transit pass use; using more permeable surfaces for parking lots; and installing median pedestrian walkways. The students' final report and presentation are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in PA 8202: Networks and Places, taught by Dr. Jason Cao in spring 2013.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Christopherson, Kate; Shoemaker, James M.; Simon, BrieAnna; Zhang, Alex.
Transit-Oriented Development Parking Recommendations.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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