Parking, Pricing, and Management

Date: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
Time: 3.30 PM -5.00 PM
Location: Kimmel Center, Room 405

Parking, Pricing and Management: Emerging tools and trends in curbside management

At the nexus of transportation and land use, on-street parking is a valuable, but underutilized transportation demand and curbside management tool. Cities often misunderstand its purpose and potential, while some politicians view it only as a revenue source.  Over the last five years, pilot programs in cities across the US have revolutionized how people pay for parking, how cities manage their parking supply, and even how parking is tracked, priced, and found. Those cities that have managed to take this comprehensive approach are seeing surprising results. Parking, Pricing, and Management will explore the latest and best solutions cities are using to get the most out of their curbsides, from new payment systems to apps and sensor technologies that are creating data driven performance outcomes for the transportation system.

Moderator: Timothy Papandreou, Deputy Director, Sustainable Streets-Planning & Policy,
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Timothy Papandreou has worked for public and private agencies in the transportation and land-use planning field for over 15 years in the US and Australia. He is currently the Deputy Director of Sustainable Streets-Strategic Planning & Policy for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. The SFMTA manages and coordinates all the modes of transport (including parking and street enforcement) in the City. Timothy directly oversees a team of 30 planning, engineering and policy staff and coordinates with over a dozen agency and partner agency teams to develop and lead the implementation of the agency’s economically competitive sustainability goals through integrated, multi-modal (bicycle, walking, transit, car-sharing, parking and taxi) transportation plans, projects, policies and programs. He oversees the development and implementation of the agency’s six–year Strategic work plan to meet the city’s ambitious quality of life performance goals. Timothy represents the agency on several bodies including the California Transit Association, National Association of City Transportation Officials, American Public Transportation Association, and Transportation Research Board and is an advisor to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and several international city and transport organizations. Timothy has an undergraduate degree in urban and regional planning from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and master’s in Urban Transportation Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. Timothy leads by example and bikes the talk. He lived in Los Angeles car-free for nearly 9 years using transit, his bicycle and occasional car rentals, and is car free in San Francisco.

1. David King, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University

David King is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning. His research explores the impact of local transportation planning on the built environment, public finance and accessibility. As part of this research he has written about the phenomenon of cruising for parking and used spatial regression techniques to analyze travel behavior. He also studies how public policy influences the adoption of new technologies to address congestion, energy and environmental concerns. These issues are the focus of Professor King’s teaching through his courses covering planning techniques and methods, transportation and land use planning and transport policy. David joined the faculty in 2008.

2. Jay Primus, San Francisco Park Program Manager, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

3. Bruce Schaller, Deputy Commissioner for Planning and Sustainability, New York City Department of Transportation

Bruce Schaller is Deputy Commissioner for Traffic & Planning at the New York City Department of Transportation. His responsibilities include development, installation and operation the City’s street infrastructure of traffic signals, street lights, traffic signs, roadway markings, on-street metered parking, municipal off-street parking facilities and DOT’s Traffic Management Center.  His responsibilities also include development and implementation of DOT’s innovative, world-class program to enhance the city’s bus, bike, pedestrian and truck networks, including the implementation of the transportation elements in Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC and key initiatives in DOT’s Sustainable Streets Strategic Plan. Other key areas of responsibility are implementation of innovative technologies for traffic management, parking management and driver information, and clean fuel initiatives. From June 2007 through 2011, Mr. Schaller served as DOT’s first Deputy Commissioner for Planning & Sustainability, spearheading implementation of key PlaNYC initiatives including Select Bus Service (SBS), innovative parking pricing policies, public space planning including the DOT’s Plaza Program; neighborhood planning studies; and publication of the Department’s annual Sustainable Streets Index. Prior to coming to coming to DOT, Mr. Schaller consulted for public, private and non-profit groups on transportation policy and operational issues, and worked for MTA New York City Transit and several New York City agencies. A 30-year resident of Brooklyn, Mr. Schaller has a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.