What have other communities experienced when implementing paid parking?

In most communities, some businesses initially felt that pay parking would be inconvenient, discourage potential customers and employees, and reduce competitiveness with suburban retail offing free parking (malls, etc.). 

HOWEVER:

  • Of the most economically vibrant downtowns, almost all support pay/managed public parking as a way of enhancing business.
  • Pay parking is almost universal in major cities (Salt Lake, Denver, Phoenix).
  • Pay parking is frequently found in small cities and tourist-friendly destinations (Park City, Grand Junction, Fort Collins, Estes Park, Manitou Springs, Rapid City, Flagstaff).

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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?