Town Center Parking Study

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Access—whether using a car, public transportation, walking, or biking—plays an integral role in the economic vitality of Mercer Island’s Town Center. Recognizing this reality, the City is identifying ways to improve access options to, in, and around Town Center and create more community-oriented spaces. The Town Center Parking Study will result in an action plan intended to make real improvements to the day-to-day lives of the people who work, live, and play in Town Center.

Project Objectives

  • Understand parking needs for customers, employees, business owners, and residents.
  • Develop strategies to better manage parking, improve walkability, and create more access.
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Access—whether using a car, public transportation, walking, or biking—plays an integral role in the economic vitality of Mercer Island’s Town Center. Recognizing this reality, the City is identifying ways to improve access options to, in, and around Town Center and create more community-oriented spaces. The Town Center Parking Study will result in an action plan intended to make real improvements to the day-to-day lives of the people who work, live, and play in Town Center.

Project Objectives

  • Understand parking needs for customers, employees, business owners, and residents.
  • Develop strategies to better manage parking, improve walkability, and create more access.
  • Support our local economy by leveraging streets and sidewalks to create vibrant community spaces for gathering and outdoor dining.

Get Involved

The outcomes of this project will address access and travel options in Town Center for the entire Mercer Island community, today and in the future. Everyone living, working, and visiting Town Center is a key partner in this work. Use this page to share your feedback, influence our work, and stay up to date on other ways to have your voice heard.

About the Team

The City has contracted with Walker Consultants to complete this work. Walker is a global parking and transportation consulting firm with offices in Seattle and around the U.S. Walker possesses a strong foundation as an industry leader in all aspects of parking and curb use, including planning, operations, policy, design, financing, and technology. Recent Western U.S. projects include revitalizing the parking and curb access programs in Boulder, CO, in which Walker pivoted to implement a COVID-19-safe community engagement strategy that ultimately engaged nearly 10,000 participants, and a downtown parking and mobility plan and parklet program for Benicia, CA.

Specific Walker team members include Chrissy Mancini-Nichols, the project manager and National Director of Curb Management and New Mobility, and Mallory Baker, the firm’s national community engagement lead, among others.

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