Newton’s Parking: new solutions to a seemingly intractable problem
One of the bigger challenges in Newton’s older village centers, parking is also key to village vitality.
A library forum April 23 will explain some of the cutting-edge ideas used in cities across America to unlock the potential of public, on-street parking by using the marketplace to set pricing (called “dynamic pricing”), ensuring optimal space vacancy rates while returning funds to the business district.
This forum will update fans of the popular 2013 LWVN forum on parking (link: https://lwvnewton.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Newton-051712-shorter1.pdf) on the latest parking policy tools available to municipalities in Massachusetts.
Who: Jessica Robertson, planner at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), and developer of the ParkSmart Initiative; Sean Roche, editor of Newton’s Parking Management Plan
When: April 23, 7-8:45 pm
Where: Druker Auditorium, Main Library
Sponsored by: Newton Free Library, League of Women Voters, Newton.