Downtown Parking Management Plan
The City of Kelowna has initiated a process to study the short-term and long-term parking that serves the existing downtown area and future downtown land use. The Downtown Parking Management Plan will support downtown's long-term competitiveness as a place to live, work, shop and conduct business.
View the full report (July 2010):
- Ensure adequate supply of short-term and long-term parking.
- Develop strategies that encourage effective use of public parking facilities.
- Ensure appropriate budgetary consideration for upkeep of existing facilities and planning for new facilities.
- Outline design considerations for the retrofit of existing and future parking facilities.
- Recommend policies and regulations to ensure appropriate parking in future development.
- Ensure coordination of parking management, transportation demand management and land use planning.
Transportation Demand Management
The Downtown Parking Management Plan also looks for opportunities to shift travel habits and increase the use of alternative transportation modes such as transit, walking, cycling, and carpooling. These strategies provide multiple benefits by shifting travel away from single-occupancy vehicle travel and working towards more sustainable reduced parking demand.
Benefits of active transportation include:
- Decreased greenhouse gas emissions
- Reduced congestion
- More efficient use of public funds
- Improved community health and well-being
In November 2009, the City of Kelowna held an open house for merchants and residents to view the data collected to date on current and future parking needs downtown. City staff was on hand to answer questions and receive comments from the public on the plan.
View the open house panels that were presented at the open house.
For more information on downtown parking, contact:
Parking Operations Coordinator