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Parking is an important ingredient in economic development, urban design, and transportation demand management. Parking planning requires an experienced, professional view, with an eye for opportunities and impacts to create maximized value.

The details of parking planning and parking design significantly impact the quality of an urban setting. By considering such aspects as accessibility, user acceptance, transportation demand management, economies of scale, and efficient use of land resources, BA Group supports successful development and good urban planning.

We provide a full range of parking advisory services to clients, including strategic planning, demand and financial forecasting, and functional design and operational planning.

Services include:

  • Planning: parking policy and strategy studies, downtown parking studies, parking  by-law reviews
  • Design: parking layout, vehicular circulation and ramp system design, parking maximization plans
  • Operations: parking operations planning and evaluation, parking management and organization reviews
  • Revenue: business plan development and parking demand, revenue and operational cost forecasting
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DOWNTOWN PARKING STRATEGY
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

BA Group was retained to address a comprehensive parking plan in support of the City of Saskatoon's City Centre Plan completed in 2013. BA Group reviewed existing parking conditions, considered future development potential, and provided recommendations regarding: the City’s future role in the provision of shared public parking resources; the integration of Transportation Demand Management practices; proposed amendments to the parking supply requirements; the creation of a payment in lieu of parking policy; a funding plan; short term operational considerations and a parking system management structure.

NORTH BLOCK GARAGE
KINGSTON, Ontario

BA Group assisted the City of Kingston in reviewing the functional feasibility of a new 278 space public parking garage that would be integrated with a new apartment development on the site of an existing City surface parking lot. Our work included reviewing preliminary design concepts prepared by the project developer, redlining the plans to illustrate problem areas and potential improvements as well as providing sketch plans for recommended design improvements.