The Plan and the Reality
It seems like everyone was caught by surprise by the severity of the health crisis and the resulting unprecedented shutdowns. Were cities prepared or caught unaware? Did they have an emergency plan in place? More importantly, was it even relevant to this type of emergency? And who directed and oversaw the plan? Even for cities that had a plan, was it one that was realistic to implement? Hear from city parking managers across the country and find out.
Parkers Parked at Home
Many city parking lots sell monthly contracts to lease out their spots. While transient spots certainly weren’t occupied with everyone at home, what about monthly spots? Did cities have to reimburse parkers, contributing to additional economic loss? Did essential workers help make up for the loss of parking? Was there an uptick in crime in lots that stood empty during the health crisis? Watch and find out as well as how some cities repurposed their lots to address critical needs (think bathrooms for the homeless.)
Many cities rely on university students to help fill their lots. What did cities do to make up for the slack with campuses closed? How many cities’ lots were affected by campus closures? Check out the poll during the live panel and hear from cities around the country how the health crisis mandated closures affected their lots.
Managing Parking From Home
Lastly, with everyone working from home, how realistic was it for cities to manage parking operations without going into the office? Did cities have to lay off part of their staff during the health crisis? Did they need redefine job roles? Hear from 4 city parking manager panelists, and see poll results from parking professionals across the country! Watch the panel now!