Poughkeepsie Parking Improvement Plan

Transportation Council
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner


At the request of the City of Poughkeepsie, the Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC) intiated a Parking Improvement Plan for the City’s extended downtown area (see study area map). The Plan will assist the City in operating and managing its parking system efficiently and effectively, consistent with its downtown redevelopment goals. The Plan focuses on seven core elements essential to a successful urban parking program:

  1. Capacity: A quantitative assessment of the supply and demand for downtown public parking, with strategies for expanding or consolidating parking as needed.

  2. Maintenance & Management: Strategies to improve the maintenance and management of City-owned surface parking lots, garages, and on-street parking stalls, including an evaluation of staffing.

  3. Operations: An evaluation of parking enforcement, current parking restrictions, and parking signage.

  4. Safety & Convenience: Strategies to provide safe, convenient parking for office and commercial uses as well as cultural and entertainment venues.

  5. Pricing: An evaluation of the need and feasibility for demand-based pricing or changes to current parking rates.

  6. Design: Recommended design improvements to increase the efficiency of City-owned parking facilities, including improvements to signs and other wayfinding, circulation, and parking layouts.

  7. Zoning: An evaluation of current parking standards and requirements in the City’s zoning code, including an assessment of parking impacts resulting from the City's current downtown rezoning efforts. 


More information about the project, including work products, can be found on the City of Poughkeepsie's project website: http://cityofpoughkeepsie.com/parkingimprovementplan/.

This project is funded through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as part of our metropolitan planning program. 

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