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The City of Williamsburg wants input from anyone who parks in downtown Williamsburg.
An online survey launched Monday, asking residents a range of questions to determine the conveniences and obstacles of the current downtown parking options. The survey will be available through March 31.
The survey is part of the ongoing downtown parking study, the city’s first since 1995, conducted by the Indianapolis branch of Walker Parking Consultants, which has been hired to assess parking from Lafayette Street to South Henry Street – near the College of William & Mary’s Law School – to just west of the Richmond Road-Scotland Street intersection.
Click here to see a map of the area to be covered by the downtown parking study.
Walker Parking, which also conducted the College of William & Mary Parking and Transportation Study in 2013, is tasked with developing a parking master plan for the next 10 years. The findings will be presented in June.
Along with a push on its social media pages, the city is sending the survey out to various stakeholders in the downtown area, including College of William & Mary students and staff, churches and businesses, Colonial Williamsburg administration, the Neighborhood Council of Williamsburg and the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance.
“The online survey is very easy and takes less than 5 minutes,” City Planning Director Reed Nester said. “We urge everyone who lives, works or visits Downtown Williamsburg to complete the survey so that the City can provide the best service possible.”
Walker Parking will also conduct a weekend and weekday occupancy study in March and April as data, parking management practices and system and future parking demand are analyzed through May.
The study will be released to city staff before it is presented to the public in June.