Parking Resources

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Why Parking?

Parking is the link between land use and transportation planning, and the way we set parking policies has an enormous impact on the built environment and how we choose to get around. Getting parking right can help municipalities meet many of our other goals, like increasing affordable housing, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, encouraging economic development, and promoting public health.

MAPC works with communities to help transform parking from a challenge to an asset. Click here to find out more.

2014 Parking Conference

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the sPARKing New Ideas: Parking Strategies for Stronger Communities conference, a day-long event hosted by MAPC, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association!

Click here to view video, photographs, and presentations from the conference.

Local Parking Studies

MAPC is available to help municipalities diagnose their parking problems and recommend solutions. Examples include downtown occupancy and turnover studies, zoning recommendations, and more. Some examples of our work to date include:

If you're interested in MAPC parking technical assistance in your community, contact Sarah Kurpiel Lee at or (617) 933-0744.

Parking Meter Collective Procurement

MAPC is conducting a collective procurement in Fall 2014 that will allow any municipality in Massachusetts to directly purchase smart parking meters or pay-by-phone services from selected vendors. Click here to find out more.

Interested municipalities and vendors can contact Jessica Robertson at or (617) 933-0745 for more information. 

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