At their meeting on Monday, August 5, 2019, the City Council will consider new parking restrictions for the “Parkway” section of Miller Avenue, from Millwood to Willow Street.
The parking restrictions are intended to meet the needs of both residents and businesses, and to enhance emergency egress during hazardous weather conditions. The proposed regulations will create parking for residents and employees, and restrict parking during overnight hours and during Red Flag Days.
The Staff Report linked below reviews the background and gives specific details about the proposed employee and resident parking programs, overnight and Red Flag Day restrictions. It describes how the City will notify and inform residents and employees, how the program will be enforced and the proposed schedule if approved by Council.
Background: On March 4, 2019, staff presented the results of the one lane pilot project study and a recommended roadway configuration for the Parkway portion of Miller Avenue to the City Council. At that meeting Council directed staff to maintain this segment of Miller Avenue striped as a one lane roadway with, a single vehicle travel lane, bike buffer, bicycle lane and parallel parking aisle along the curb. Council heard input from some members of the public that wanted to keep curbside parking and other members of the community who wanted to eliminate the curbside parking. Council approved the final configuration of the roadway section in this portion of Miller Avenue and directed staff to develop parking restrictions to manage parking in this segment of Miller Avenue to enhance its ability to function well during emergency conditions.
We encourage all residents and members of the community to review the Staff Report and provide comments via the following methods: