Stakeholder Engagement Sessions

Dear Downtown Durham Parking Stakeholder:


The City of Durham Transportation Department has begun a parking study of the extended downtown area to ensure that our municipal parking system is being operated in an efficient and effective manner that is consistent with the future goals for downtown.


Specifically, it will help the Transportation Department better understand the nature of parking in light of emerging trends, plan for Durham’s needs over the next 10 years, and build on the findings of the 2013 Comprehensive Parking Study.


The study will also evaluate the current wayfinding system, review parking policies and regulations, and explore methodologies to expand the useful life of the existing parking supply.


A major component of the parking plan is to seek feedback from parking stakeholders in the downtown area. Accordingly, the consultant team from Nelson Nygaard has scheduled stakeholder engagement sessions during the week of November 27 to discuss your thoughts about downtown parking with a focus on ways to further improve the City’s parking policies, operations, and management.


To learn more about the stakeholder engagement sessions schedule, please click here.


Please let me know if you can attend, or if not, a preferred date and time to arrange a separate meeting and/or conference call to discuss your thoughts about parking. I also want to encourage you to invite others from your organization to aid in this discussion.


To confirm your meeting date and time, or if you have any additional questions, contact me at (919) 560-4366, ext. 36207 or Thank you for your input on this important planning effort for the future of downtown parking.



Thomas Leathers

Parking Division Administrator