Northwest Portland is a vibrant district with a robust mix of residential, commercial, and employment uses. Its high density and limited off-street parking resources creates challenges for effectively managing the on-street parking supply.
In 2016, the City implemented several management updates including expansion of the permitted parking zone to a wider share of the district, adding metered parking along the 21st Avenue and 23rd Avenue commercial corridors, and implementing hybrid meter/permit districts in the residential and employment areas with the greatest congestion. Lancaster Mobley conducted a comprehensive before-and-after study to explore the effects of these changes, collecting and analyzing data on supply, occupancy, and turnover for a 600-block face study area. A key piece of the analysis includes an exploration of permit usage, providing insights upon how many permits to sell and at what price points.

Client: City of Portland

Location: Portland, OR