Fwd: Volunteer Request for parking survey 11/16-19

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Jeff Youngstrom

Nov 15, 2011, 6:20:00 PM11/15/11
Hi again,

The Downtown Issaquah Association (DIA) is doing a study of parking usage in Downtown Issaquah. The study will guide future parking projects in downtown.

Let me say that as a walk/bike/bus transportation advocate, parking is my very least favorite land use. You lay down a huge expanse of pavement just in case someone wants to put their car there.

During all the times when nobody's car needs to be stored, parking spaces are still there keeping rain from soaking into the ground, holding pollutants for the rain to carry off, requiring maintenance, keeping plants from growing from the ground, and absolutely worst of all, pushing all the useful parts of the landscape farther apart!

So, yeah, not a fan of parking.

Which is why it's important that DIA gets a picture of parking usage that is as accurate as possible. If you have some time to spare in the slots they're looking to fill, I encourage you to give them a hand with their survey. See the email below for details about what they need and who to contact.

Note there's also a link to a questionnaire where you can share your views on parking. Here's the link:


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From: Downtown Issaquah Association <en...@downtownissaquah.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM
Subject: Volunteer Request for the parking survey

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Parking Study Volunteer Request

 from Downtown Issaquah Association and the City of Issaquah



November 16, 17 and 19

The City of Issaquah and the Downtown Issaquah Association are conducting a downtown parking study this month to understand the demand for existing public and private parking stalls. 


Parking availability is important for business and job growth. This is an update to a 1998 downtown parking study. Between now and Nov. 19, volunteers will be periodically walking downtown to record the occupancy of stalls. The study's results will likely be available in the first quarter of 2012.


If you would like to volunteer to help with the survey, please contact Dave Favour at the City of Issaquah at 425-837-3090 or da...@ci.issaquah.wa.us.



Survey Schedule:

  • Wednesday, November 16
  • Thursday, November 17
  • Saturday, November 19
  • (If delayed by weather we will reschedule later in November)

 Survey Hours - 9:00 am, Noon, 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm


People needed:  City staff and volunteers totaling 4 people to walk four quadrants of downtown for 4 time periods on 3 days. Estimated time per quadrant = 1 hour.  Total shifts = 48 one-hour shifts 



As a part of this study, we want to hear your comments on parking! Please take a moment to complete this questionnaire.

 Click here   http://www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/FormPage.asp?FormID=98



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