RPP Refresh

Page updated on Nov 8, 2019 at 12:04 PM

RPP Refresh – An update to the Residential Permit Parking (RPP) program


What’s new?

After initial review and a public hearing on RPP Refresh at their meeting on September 23, 2019, the Traffic and Parking Board considered proposed amendments to City Code to reflect RPP Refresh recommendations at their public hearing on October 28, 2019. Staff's updated recommendations based on the Board's considerations are available here.  City Council is tentatively scheduled to consider the proposed recommendations at their public hearing on December 14, 2019.

Project Details

It’s time for a refresh!  Introducing the City’s next parking policy project, RPP Refresh, which is a review of the existing Residential Permit Parking (RPP) program, the program that manages on-street parking for residents.  As part of this project, city staff will be:

  • Compiling data about the current program
  • Researching how other cities manage residential parking
  • Getting feedback from RESIDENTS LIKE YOU about potential issues that should be addressed under this project and potential solutions  

Some areas of improvement that are being considered under this project include:

  • Improving the user experience

  • Streamlining the process for creating or amending parking districts and consider changes to existing district boundaries
  • Identifying when and where a staff-initiated process may be useful
  • Refining existing restrictions (hours, days, length of parking) to better address parking issues and improve consistency across blocks and districts
  • Reviewing permit fees and potential limits on the number of permits
  • Identifying techniques to improve enforcement
  • Incorporating technology

Subcommittee Meetings

As done with other citywide parking policy issues, a subcommittee of the Traffic and Parking Board has been formed to review and develop recommendations for the overall program update.  Throughout this project, the subcommittee members will review materials related to this project, consider public feedback, and help develop recommendations.  Subcommittee meetings will be held prior to the Board’s monthly meeting from 6:30-7:30PM.  Meetings are open to the public and citizens are welcome and encouraged to attend.   

Meeting #1: Monday, October 22, 2018 (City Hall, Council Workroom-second floor)

Meeting #2: Monday, November 26, 2018

Meeting #3: Monday, January 28, 2019 

Meeting #4: Monday, February 25, 2019

Meeting #5: Monday, April 22, 2019

Meeting #6: Monday, May 20, 2019

Background Materials

Staff Contact

Please contact Katye North, Principal Planner, at katye.north@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-4139 for questions or comments about this project.