Barney & Worth worked with the City of Bend, Oregon, on a study to revisit and analyze parking management strategies and strategic pricing for its downtown. A key driver for the study was the pending construction of a new City-owned parking structure in the downtown. The City’s goal was to complete its comprehensive review of downtown parking in preparation for opening the new garage.
The consultants employed several public involvement methods and tools – including committees, stakeholder interviews, public workshops, project website, web survey, public meetings and information materials – to invite full community participation, earn broad-based consensus and support, and produce lasting solutions. The new parking plan was implemented in conjunction with the successful opening of the Centennial Parking Plaza.