Parking Management

Image courtesy of NACTO Curb Appeal, Nov. 2017

Curbside Planning and Management Workshop
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
North Central Texas Council of Governments
William Pitstick Conference Room
Registration is free!

Competition for curbside space continues to increase and change with the evolution of competing modes of transportation and new technologies. The goal of this workshop is to provide cities with the knowledge and tools to plan for and attain enhanced curbside management that most effectively balances the curb’s many potential uses. 

The workshop will cover:

  • Importance of curbside planning and management
  • Best practices for managing curbside uses, including car parking, docked or dockless bikes or scooters, pedestrian amenities, bike lanes, transit stops and amenities, ridesharing pickup/dropoff, delivery loading/unloading, and more
  • Balancing tradeoffs among curbside uses
  • Tools that will assist Dallas-Fort Worth cities with curbside planning
  • Group breakouts for in-depth exploration of specific topics or contexts

Agenda (Coming soon)

If you are registering for the Curbside Planning and Management Workshop, please take this short survey. Your responses will be considered for discussion during the workshop.

Please complete the following form to register for the Curbside Planning and Management Workshop.  There is no charge to attend.  You will be given the option to pre-order lunch directly from Jason's Deli at own expense, or you may bring your own.  

Lunch Option:

If you choose to pre-order lunch from Jason's Deli, you will be sent a separate email with a link to order your lunch.

For more information regarding workshop content, please contact Shawn Conrad or (817) 704-5695.
For more information regarding registration, please contact Barbara Walsh or (817) 695-9245.

Parking Management Program

NCTCOG’s Parking Management activities support local parking management plans and policies that create efficient and customer service-oriented parking that consumes less land while meeting flexible parking demand.  

Why does North Texas need parking management?

  • Improve transportation system performance through addressing parking’s impact on development​
  • Allow for highest and best use of land in key locations which increases jobs and housing access
  • Prepare for potential impact of automated vehicles which may significantly reduce future parking need

NCTCOG's Parking Events and Symposiums provide a forum for sharing local parking management best practices and strategies addressing future development.  Additionally, NCTCOG has collected examples of local parking studies and other resources to assist local governments in best practices in parking management. 

The NCTCOG Parking Management Toolbox can help North Texas achieve a more efficient transportation system and a more sustainable region.  The toolbox was created as part of a TOD Parking Study for the DART Red and Blue Lines.

Study [PDF] City Context Topics
TOD Parking Study (2019) Dallas, Plano,
Richardson, Garland
16 transit-oriented developments,
15, 201 off-street spaces
TOD Parking Study (2019)
Preston Center Parking
Study Memo
Dallas District (10 blocks)
1440 garage spaces
76 surface lot spaces
406 on-street spaces
Urban mixed use office/retail
Utilization by facility,
duration/turnover for street
parking, district wide parking
needs and strategies
Downtown Parking Study (2016) Plano District (18 blocks)
388 on-street spaces
3,571 off-street spaces
Historic suburban downtown,
mixed use retail and residential
Utilization for all downtown
parking, future parking supply,
comprehensive parking strategy recommendations
Magnolia Village Parking
Circulation Study
Fort Worth Corridor (27 blocks)
999 on-street spaces
Historic urban mixed use
On-street utilization, assessment of
paid parking implementation,
residential permit program
Granite Properties -
Office Parking
Dallas, Plano, Addison 10 office properties
8,515 off-street spaces
Suburban and urban locations
Class A office parking utilization,
recommended ratio 2.05 spaces
per 1,000 square feet in DFW

Please contact NCTCOG staff listed at the bottom of this web page to add a local study to this table.


Staff: Travis Liska