Parking in Corvallis: Exploring Solutions will take place on Thursday, February 6, from 7– 8:45 pm at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue.
Speakers include local and state professionals who will provide brief presentations and participate in a panel discussion about various alternatives to parking challenges. This free event is sponsored by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Land Use Action Team and the League of Women Voters of Corvallis.
Presenters and topics include the following:
- Jeff Petry, Parking Manager for the City of Eugene, will describe Parking Benefit Districts and how they have worked in his community.
- Meredith Williams, Director of OSU Transportation Services, will provide an update on OSU’s proposed Transportation Demand Management Plan.
- Evan Manvel, Land Use and Transportation Planner for the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, will talk about the relationship between parking and affordable housing.
Following their presentations, the speakers will respond to questions and suggestions from audience members.
This event is the second in a series of programs focused on parking in Corvallis. The first program in October 2019 provided community members an opportunity to identify parking issues in neighborhoods and downtown for people with diverse needs – employees and employers, students, commuters, and people with disabilities.
The goal of these public meetings is to identify what trade-offs community members would be willing to make related to parking, in order to inform decision makers as changes to parking management programs are proposed. The City of Corvallis has a parking audit underway, due to be completed early this year.