Downtown Parking

Livermore Downtown

In response to increases in parking demand in the Downtown area, City staff worked with the consulting firm of Nelson Nygaard to develop a Downtown Parking Management Study to evaluate strategies and actions that can be undertaken to ensure convenient, available parking continues to be provided Downtown.  The Study considers a range of options based on feasibility, effectiveness, cost, and community feedback, and recommends strategies for the short and medium term.  Fourteen parking management strategies were identified in the study and vetted to the community.  The strategies included both mechanisms to improve use of the existing parking spaces as well as ways to provide more parking. 

  • Strategy 1            Increase Passenger Loading Zones and Enhance ADA Access
  • Strategy 2            Improve Parking Garage and Lot Design & Safety
  • Strategy 3            Improve Signage and Real Time Information
  • Strategy 4            Improve On and Off-Street Bicycle Parking
  • Strategy 5            Revise and Simplify Parking Restrictions
  • Strategy 6            Implement Peak Period Valet Services
  • Strategy 7            Increased Parking Enforcement
  • Strategy 8            Shared Private Parking Use Agreements
  • Strategy 9            Provide Additional Public Surface Parking Adjacent to Garage
  • Strategy 10          Reduce Rate and Expand Opportunities for In Lieu Parking Fee
  • Strategy 11          Maximize Amount of Public On-Site Parking Provided by New Development
  • Strategy 12          Employee Parking Program
  • Strategy 13          Build a Parking Garage on Livermore Village Site
  • Strategy 14          Consider Demand-Based Pricing for On-Street Spaces in High-Demand Areas

The Downtown Parking Management Study was adopted by Council November 10, 2014. Here’s a link to the adopted Study.

City staff has begun implementing a number of the short-term strategies. Staff has also begun work on an Implementation Program to refine costs, timelines, and provide detailed next-steps for the remaining strategies. The Implementation Program includes community participation and is anticipated to conclude in the Spring of 2016.