July 19, 2024: The City of Oakland is aware of a global computer outage affecting jurisdictions worldwide. Oakland's 911 call lines remain active and open to receive emergency calls from our community. Please continue to report emergencies by dialing 9-1-1.

Downtown Oakland Parking Study

Project Objectives & Purpose

Map of Downtown Oakland

The Downtown Oakland Parking Study was designed to explore parking issues and opportunities in the heart of Oakland. The study informs how future transportation and parking policies and investments can support local retail and economic growth. This year-long study built on similar studies conducted in the Jack London, Montclair and Temescal neighborhoods in 2009. Current conditions and peer-City reviews, data collection and analysis, surveys and public outreach and stakeholder oversight resulted in a series of deliverables culminating in a Parking Management Report that includes recommendations and implementation plans designed to move from concept to reality on the streets of downtown Oakland. The ongoing study helped Oakland secure federal funding for a demand-responsive parking and mobility initiative set to begin in the fall of 2016. This study was made possible by a Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Technical Assistance Program grant. The City has retained the transportation planning firm Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates to assist City staff in completing this study.

Project Schedule

  • August 2015-March 2016: Additional Internal Stakeholder and Public Outreach Meetings
  • June 2015-March 2016: Study webpage is launched and deliverables published
  • May-June 2015: Internal Stakeholder and Public Outreach Meetings
  • March-June 2015: Fieldwork - Parking Inventory, Occupancy Data Collection and Intercept Surveys
  • February 2015: Internal Project Kick-off


How to Get Involved/Stay Informed

Public outreach and participation is an important component of this project. Opportunities for stakeholders, businesses and associations, residents and visitors include:

  • Attend public briefings and discussions
  • Respond to surveys
  • Review and comment on deliverables
  • Download background materials
  • Send feedback directly to the project manger
  • Bookmark this page
  • Send an email to the project manager to receive project updates

Background Materials & Resources

Peer-City Parking Pages

Contact Information

For more information or questions, please contact:

Michael P. Ford, Ph.D., C.P.P.
Project Manager
Off-Street Parking Manager
Oakland Public Works Department
Bureau of Engineering & Construction
Transportation Services Division
(510) 238-7670 | mford@oaklandnet.com

Posted: December 9th, 2021 9:07 AM

Last Updated: December 9th, 2021 9:52 AM

Was this page helpful?

Report a problem with this page

Your feedback will help us improve our website. We cannot reply individually to all feedback.
Your feedback will help us improve our website. We cannot reply individually to all feedback.
Your feedback will help us improve our website. We cannot reply individually to all feedback.