Shilshole Bay Marina Parking Study
The Port of Seattle celebrates all of the reasons people come to Shilshole Bay Marina. With the goal of maximizing access, the Port is launching the Shilshole Bay Marina Parking Study. The study will include analytical methods to uncover the dominant patterns of parking utilization. We are using a consultant with extensive experience with parking management strategies. The goal is to have the best possible parking experience for marina users.
The study objective is to leverage parking data to understand user profiles and develop management strategies that optimize parking management. Shilshole has a variety of parking needs and attracts visitors for wide-ranging reasons. Past efforts have looked at the layout of parking and parking restrictions, but this will be the first study that includes a thorough data collection effort to evaluate patterns of parking demand and utilization. The study will leverage the findings to consider parking management frameworks that are responsive to the various user groups. We are using consultant Dixon Resources Unlimited who has extensive experience with parking management strategies. The goal is to have the best possible parking experience for marina users.
The Port is committed to hearing from its customers as an integral part of the study and there will be opportunities to get involved throughout the process. Over forty stakeholders participated in our virtual public meetings.
- View the PowerPoint slides from the June 22, 2022 public meeting
- Watch a recording of the June 22, 2022 Virtual Public Meeting
Summary of Data Collection
The parking profiles report has been prepared to summarize the data collection. It shows all of the patterns to parking lot utilization.
Strategies Identified During the Study
Stakeholder input and analysis by the study team has led to the creation of a strategies master list report. Many strategies are aimed at raising awareness of and compliance with parking rules. But other aspects of the parking experience are also covered such as parking stall sizes.
|Data Collection||August - October 2021|
|Launch of Study||September 2021|
|Conclusions on parking management strategies||Summer 2022|