Parking project update released; online survey continues

As part of the City of Fredericton Parking Master Plan exercise, a project update has been released.

Available on the City’s website, the update provides an overview of the project to date, an assessment of the current parking program, and recommendations for Phase 2 of the exercise.

As part of the ongoing master plan exercise, the public is reminded that an online parking survey is underway until February 16, 2017.  Click here to take the survey.

The assessment of the current parking program so far indicates that Fredericton would benefit from new technologies and techniques designed to take advantage of cost and operating efficiencies, as well as the development of new urban concepts and revenue sources.

Seven major areas of study and six recommended parameters have been identified to guide Phase 2 of the exercise.  The new Parking Master Plan will be an integral part of the City’s new Municipal Plan and Growth Strategy, which is also currently being developed.  A final draft report is expected in the fall of 2017.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) to complete a Parking Master Plan for the City of Fredericton was awarded to Clayton-Hill Associates / Kimley-Horn in April, 2016.  The plan area is bordered by Smythe Street, George Street, University Avenue, and St. Anne Boulevard.  The goal of the master plan is to identify forward-thinking parking management strategies that:

  • Maximize the efficiency of existing parking resources
  • Improve parking and mobility options for residents and visitors
  • Identify solutions will support a connected, walkable and inviting destination for all users