RPP Refresh

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


What’s new?

The Traffic and Parking Board will consider proposed amendments to City Code to reflect RPP Refresh recommendations at their public hearing on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:30PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. The recommendations and amended code language that will be considered at the Board meeting are available below.

City Council is expected to consider recommendations at a public hearing in November 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.