Welcome: Purpose and Need of Pilot

Welcome to the goBerkeley SmartSpace Parking Pilot online open house!

The goBerkeley SmartSpace parking pilot project is exploring ways to improve parking availability, reduce emissions associated with the “two-hour shuffle,” and provide more travel options for residents, employees, and visitors in the Southside/Telegraph and Elmwood neighborhoods.

Your input is essential to creating a successful project. We invite you to take our survey and let us know your current parking and travel within the Elmwood or Southside/Telegraph pilot areas.

This Online Open House contains information about existing parking in the two pilot areas and presents conceptual proposals that build off effective parking management tools the City already uses. We welcome your consideration and thoughts about these conceptual proposals and/or suggestions for other strategies in residential areas for further discussion.

Outreach will continue into the new year. Once a final plan is developed, the City will launch a pilot in mid-2022 that will be in place for approximately one year.

This pilot project is funded in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) under the Climate Initiatives Program, which seeks to identify effective ways of reducing transportation related greenhouse gas emissions.

Map shows Southside/Telegraph project area and Elmwood project area. The Southside/Telegraph project area borders Bancroft Way on the north side, Piedmont Avenue on the East side, Parker Street on the South side, and Ellsworth Street on the West side. Streets within the project area include Channing Way, Durwant Avenue, Haste Street, Dwight Way, Blake Street, Parker Street, College Avenue, Bienvenue Avenue. Hillegass Avenue, Telegraph Avenue, and Dana Street. The Elmwood project area borders Stuart St. in the north, Piedmont in the East, Woolsey St. in the South and Regent St. in the West. Streets included in the project area include Russell Street, Ashby Avenue, Webster Street, College Avenue, Bienvenue Avenue, and Bateman Street.
A map displaying the parking pilot areas in the Southside/Telegraph and Elmwood neighborhoods.

Events

Want to learn more about the pilot and share feedback? Join us for these virtual events!

  • Participate in online community meetings for the Elmwood area on Wednesday, December 15, 6:30 – 8:00 PM (Register for Elmwood) and the Southside/Telegraph area on Thursday, December 16, 6:30 – 8:00 PM (Register for Southside/Telegraph), 2021
  • Complete the survey via this online open house by clicking the “Feedback” tab above until 5 PM January 14, 2022

Continue to visit this website to stay updated.

Previously held meetings:

  • Elmwood Area: November 16, 2021
  • Southside\Telegraph Area: November 17, 2021
  • City of Berkeley Transportation Commission: November 18, 2021

Explore the pilot areas and take our survey!

Elmwood pilot area

Southside/Telegraph pilot area

How to use these image carousels

  • Click through the images to learn about existing parking management and the conceptual proposals for consideration.
  • If you are on a device with a small screen, touch each image in the carousel and zoom in to see more information.

Share your experience with us!

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More Information

Our Promise

As part of the engagement process for this project, the City of Berkeley promises to:

  1. Inform the community about the process and how we will use their feedback develop the SmartSpace pilot.
  2. Collect ongoing feedback from the community both online and in person (if possible) throughout the project’s entirety.
  3. Use all community feedback collected through this engagement process to inform the development of the City’s parking policy, thus improving the City’s overall transportation network.
  4. Report back to the community on how we considered and used all feedback.

Our Committees

Additional Resources

Want to learn more about the pilot program? Please see below for more information and links to different resources:

Official documents and technical information:

Project Timeline

The parking pilot project began in fall 2019 and will continue until 2023.

Timeline

Fall 2021/Winter 2022 – We are here

Data collection, survey

Develop pilot with community input

Spring 2022

City Council approval & implementation

Summer 2022

Project launch

Fall 2022

Collect data & identify possible changes

Feb 2023

Final data collection & survey

Spring 2023

Develop final report for Council & grant funder

Present findings & next steps to Council

July 1, 2023

Project sunsets (if not extended)

Stay Connected

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goBerkeley - 324-001-000 - comment form (dec 2021)

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