Curbside Planning and Outreach

Curbside Access Plans

Curbside Access Plans (CAPs, formerly Area Management Plans) are developed to comprehensively address an area's changing conditions and acknowledge the needs of diverse user groups.

A CAP is a comprehensive, implementation-based neighborhood (or area) curbside and parking plan that addresses resident, business, and property owner parking challenges and concerns, explores alternative curbside management strategies, and identifies recommendations.  They are designed to address an area’s changing conditions (density, redevelopment, a reduction in parking supply, etc.) and acknowledge the needs of all user groups.

The process engages the public and a stakeholder committee working group to identify parking challenges and management solutions. Recommendations are typically implemented within 9 months to 1 year and result in the introduction (and modification) of various parking/curbside restrictions through the installation of parking signs.

Graphic showing Curbside Access Plan Progress from Initiate Project to Prepare for Plan Implementation


The initiation of a CAP is based on available resources, staff capacity, and prioritized by areas and neighborhoods with the greatest parking management need. Additional considerations include:

  • DOTI Equity Index
  • Parking inconsistencies
  • Stakeholder interest
  • Frequency of resident and business inquires and concerns 
  • Development/redevelopment activity 
  • Increased residential densities 
  • Zoning changes
  • Annual sign sweep program 
  • City Council input 
  • Opportunities to partner with other city projects and programs
  • Reduction in parking capacity