Has there been any feedback from businesses/stakeholders?

Yes -- based on recent meetings with individual businesses and stakeholder leaders, the list of comments/suggestions below is continually updated:

  • "Parking is a problem downtown and we need better/safer paths to off-street parking."
  • "We need better signage to direct visitors to nearby parking options."
  • "Increased enforcement is needed in order to reduce parking too long in retail areas."
  • "Shorter parking time limits should be implemented on the busiest streets."
  • "We should have reserved 15-minute parking spots for customer take-out/pick-ups."
  • "The city should consider making 25th Street a pedestrian mall with parking in expanded lots behind businesses."
  • "Require employees to park in remote lots with a shuttle service."
  • "The current parking situation hurts my business as non-customers, like neighboring employees, take up all of the parking spaces in front of my store and stay there too long."
  • "Implement paid parking in the highest demand areas with lower rates or not cost in less used nearby areas."
  • "Offer virtual parking permits for employees, resident, shoppers."
  • "Designate a portion of parking fees to downtown improvements."
  • "The planned nearby new parking garages will help reduce the current mess of parking on my street and make stopping at my business more attractive."
  • "Convenient parking spaces have a value -- people would pay for those spots if they were conveniently available."
  • "An organized parking system would provide confidence to visitors that they can easily find a spot -- which would improve business."
  • "Only charging $1 an hour on 25th Street undervalues what our unique downtown offers."

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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?