Sell more parking permits. A total of 174 more parking permits would be sold for the Bryant Street and Cowper Street garages, where spaces reserved for permit-holder spaces are currently underused. Sales to start at the end of this month.
Launch valet-parking program at the High Street garage between University and Hamilton. Having an attendant park cars would increase garage capacity by 20 percent but also drive up permit costs.
Free up City Hall parking spaces. By launching a program that encourages city employees not to drive to work, city hopes to free up 50 to 100 spaces in the City Hall garage.
Identify more sites for garages. Five downtown parking lots are being evaluated as possible sites for garages: Hamilton Avenue and Waverley Street; Gilman Street and Bryant Street; Gilman and Waverley Street; High Street between Hamilton and University avenues; and Urban Lane.