Efforts Underway to Improve City Parking System
Plans are underway in the City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office for a comprehensive study assessing the City’s parking system.
The Office has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to hire a consultant to evaluate the City’s current on and off-street parking programs and to recommend improvements to the parking system.
“We want to provide an efficient, customer-friendly and cost effective parking operation for the City of St. Louis,” said Tishaura O. Jones, Treasurer of the City of St. Louis. “The parking study will be used to reform the current parking system and offer guidance as we look to implement new parking technology and modernize an outdated system.”
The selected consultant will be asked to provide recommendations on parking prices; parking utilization; national and international best practices; future deployment of parking meters; guidelines for establishing and maintaining residential, City employee and business permit parking zones; and principles for accommodating special events and construction. The winner of the parking study RFP will be announced in June.
The parking study is required by City code and is in conjunction with the six month field test of various parking technologies in downtown St. Louis and the Central West End. The field test ends in July, with plans to begin installing new parking meter technology in fall 2014.