What are the advantages of paid parking systems?
  1. Paid parking is critical to the health and vibrancy of a developing downtown as such allows for the equitable and efficient management of the limited parking resource.
  2. By charging for parking, cities can help create turn-over within the most convenient and desirable public parking supplies -- generally on-street spaces -- while adding and managing off-street resources appropriately. 
  3. Reduction in traffic congestion and increase in overall attractiveness to visitors. 
  4. Pay parking systems are more efficient than free parking -- 
    • Allows for higher development density
    • Provides for more diversity of land uses
    • Provides more walkable, bike-able and vibrant city center
  5. With the new technologies available for payment, wayfinding signage and reservations, pay parking is easier to use and less stressful for downtown visitors -- and cash payments can still be an option.

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1. How will my business benefit from managed parking?
2. Do we really have a parking problem in downtown Ogden?
3. Why does the City need to change or increase parking capacity downtown?
4. How did the City determine current and future parking needs?
5. What did the recent parking study recommend?
6. What are the advantages of paid parking systems?
7. What have other communities experienced when implementing paid parking?
8. What is the City's current plan for parking?
9. How will the City implement paid parking?
10. What parking rates are planned?
11. How will the City manage the parking system?
12. Has there been any feedback from businesses/stakeholders?
13. How can I provide input into the parking plans?