Oklahoma City Downtown Parking Management Study
Downtown Oklahoma City and its surrounding districts that make up the area are experiencing change as an increase in growth and development revitalize the area. Ten years ago, the Downtown, Bricktown, Midtown, Automobile Alley, and Core to Shore areas were all disconnected individualized districts. With the completion of the Oklahoma City Streetcar, these areas are connected like never before, with more interaction and movement between areas with and without automobiles. Downtown Oklahoma City is at a crossroads and the introduction of advanced parking management strategies is critical to the continued success within the Downtown Oklahoma City area.
With the many changes downtown, such as the recent completion and opening of the 40-acre upper section of Scissortail Park and the late 2020 opening of a new 300,000 square-foot MAPS 3 Convention Center, and the planned new developments to come in the near future, this study focuses on how to position EMBARK and the City to continue to grow the success of the parking program while helping to orient the community around changing transportation demographics to realize the vision and expectations of the Downtown community. The study provides analysis and information to help Downtown embrace new parking management practices and define how parking management can continue to evolve to serve the community.