Timeline for Parking and Transportation Plans

Timeline for Parking and Transportation Plans


On December 21st, City Council unanimously voted to adopt the Downtown Parking & Transportation Plan. The plan represents more than two years of close collaboration between the Department of Public Works (DPW), the Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO), and the Burlington Business Association (BBA) and represents a new attempt to approach downtown parking issues systematically and comprehensively. The plan builds on extensive public input and recent steps to improve customer experience, including parking meters that accept credit cards and a new pay-by-phone option. The final resolution included the following amendments:

  •  The Sunday parking option from the Downtown Parking and Management Plan has been removed.
  • Revised to read “Now therefore be it further resolved that the representative advisory committee of GO! Burlington shall include downtown residents, downtown employees and other key parking and transportation users groups to provide guidance to GO!Burlington’s skills- based governing body.”

Click the links below to see our plan to change parking in Burlington for the better.

Resolution Relating to Accept the Downtown Parking & Transportation Management Plan

Executive Summary

We can’t Park-It Now. Give us your FEEDBACK and help keep things moving towards Change for the Better.

Downtown Parking & Transportation Management Plan (December 11, 2015)


Field Data and Inventories

Standards of Care

Shared Parking

Desman Proposal for On-Street Meter Configuration
(Subject to PWC Approval at a publicly warned meeting with public forum)   

Parking Public Engagement Summary

Click here to provide Comments & Feedback



The City of Burlington and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission began working with DESMAN Associates in June 2014 on a Downtown Burlington Parking and Travel Management Plan.  The study builds and expands on prior studies of parking conditions in Downtown Burlington, including the 2002-2003 Downtown Burlington Parking Study and the 2011 PlanBTV Transportation Study.

11/3/15 Downtown Parking and Transportation Management Plan Public Meeting

If you would like to see a recap of this meeting, including all comments and questions addressed during the meeting, you may find it here:

Nov. 3 Downtown Parking Meeting Recap

The presentation given by Andy Hill of Desman Design Management may be viewed here:

Nov. 3 Downtown Parking Plan Presentation

Recommended Parking Changes

View the latest presentation from the Downtown Parking Study consultants.  This presentation was given at the April 14th public forum on the downtown and residential parking initiatives.

4-14 Public Forum – Downtown Presentation

Usage data gathered as part of the study informed the changes made to the parking system in November 2014.

DESMAN shared information and data gathered to date from the study at the November 19th public forum.  View the Downtown and Residential Parking Presentation.

Check out WCAX’s coverage of this event:
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Check back for updates on the study.  For feedback and questions about the Downtown Parking Study, email Kelly Devine at the Burlington Business Association or Diana Colangelo at the Community & Economic Development Office.