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:
- A vibrant downtown – The downtown parking and transportation system resources must be maximized to ensure the continued vitality of downtown Burlington
- 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.
- 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 Parking Team, comprised of representatives from the organizations below, has been working to find solutions to the City’s parking and transportation challenges. Other important partners include the Burlington Police Department and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.
The BBA 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.
DPW stewards Burlington’s infrastructure and environment by delivering efficient, effective, and equitable public services. We work 24/7 to maintain Burlington’s water, wastewater, stormwater, street, sidewalk and parking infrastructure. Our downtown parking system includes 3 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.
CEDO is a department of the City of Burlington. We work with the community to foster economic vitality; preserve and enhance neighborhoods, quality of life and the environment; and promote equity and opportunity for all residents of Burlington.