Parking and Mobility Management Plan
Plan completed in 2009
Consultants: Walker Parking Consultants, UrbanTrans Consultants
In June 2009, the project team was selected by the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County, and SMG to complete a parking and mobility management plan for Downtown Wichita. The primary purpose of this study was to determine operational and management-related alternatives and recommendations that will improve parking in Wichita’s urban center. The scope of services for this project consisted of four primary tasks:
- Task 1: Review of existing information
- Task 2: Development of parking and mobility management guiding principles
- Task 3: Develop draft parking and mobility management plan
- Task 4: Compile final parking and mobility project report
Task One of the project included an assessment of existing parking and transportation issues and conditions, determined primarily through reviews of available background materials (including a Downtown parking and mobility master plan completed in 2007) and stakeholder input meetings conducted in July 2009. The examination of existing conditions provided the baseline data/assumptions from which current and future parking and transportation management needs could be evaluated.
Task Two of the project included the development of downtown parking and mobility management guiding principles. A set of draft guiding principles was reviewed with designated downtown stakeholders in August 2009.
The final two phases of the project considered parking management alternatives to address current and future operations/management needs, as well as improve the utilization, efficiency, and effectiveness of existing parking resources.
The full plan is available for download, as well as supplemental appendices.