The City Council passed a resolution in November 2013 that formally launched the Downtown Parking Improvement Initiative.

After years of public/private collaboration, research and engagement, the Downtown Parking & Transportation Management (DPTM) plan was published in December 2015.

The primary goals established in the plan are:

  1. A vibrant downtown – The downtown parking and transportation system resources must be maximized to ensure the continued vitality of downtown Burlington
  2. Great customer service – The parking system is often the first and last impression for people driving downtown. These experiences should be consistently positive and dependable.
  3. A sustainable system – The parking system must minimally generate sufficient revenues to meet its operational and maintenance needs while aiming to also support downtown infrastructure and marketing.

Since then, the Park Burlington team, comprised of representatives from the BBA and DPW, has been working to find solutions to the city’s parking and transportation challenges.

Other important partners include Church Street Marketplace, the Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO), the Burlington Police Department and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.

The Burlington Business Association is a private membership organization that advocates on behalf of Burlington’s business community.

Our alliance of more than 260 diverse businesses shares the goal of stewarding and promoting Burlington’s economic vitality.

The BBA focuses on issues that directly impact Burlington businesses, such as transportation and parking, and we voice the business community’s concerns and interests in a variety of forums.

The City of Burlington Department of Public Works stewards Burlington’s infrastructure and environment by delivering efficient, effective and equitable public services.

They work 24/7 to maintain Burlington’s water, wastewater, stormwater, street, sidewalk and parking infrastructure.

They manage the downtown parking system which includes three municipal garages, over 1,000 on-street spaces and five downtown surface lots.

The Public Works Commission establishes the regulations for parking across the City including the Residential Parking Program.