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Ideas Generated to Improve Parking Conditions in Lawrence, Kansas

Ideas Generated to Improve Parking Conditions in Lawrence, Kansas

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University of Kansas (KU) faculty, local property owners, city officials, and EPA staff tour the Oread neighborhood in Lawrence, Kan., during a parking audit workshop hosted by EPA on April 17, 2013.
University of Kansas (KU) faculty, local property owners, city officials, and EPA staff tour the Oread neighborhood in Lawrence, Kan., during a parking audit workshop hosted by EPA on April 17, 2013.

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Ideas Generated to Improve Parking Conditions in Lawrence, Kansas

By Shannon Bond and Kris Lancaster (Lenexa, Kan., April 17, 2013) - University of Kansas (KU) faculty, local property owners, city officials, and EPA staff tour the Oread neighborhood in Lawrence, Kan., during a parking audit workshop hosted by EPA on April 17, 2013. The Oread neighborhood is located in central Lawrence, with the main KU campus on the west and downtown Lawrence on the east. The neighborhood’s proximity to KU creates regional impacts on area streets and traffic volumes due to daily travel by staff and students. Eileen Horn, sustainability coordinator for the city of Lawrence and Douglas counties in Kan., says that they would like to develop policies responsibly so they don’t drive students to park on lawns or other bad practices. Horn would also like to find ways to avoid paving over all of the green space in the area. This will help alleviate the already existing flooding issues that result from the abundant impervious surfaces in the neighborhood. Across the nation, EPA awarded 43 communities with technical assistance, such as a parking audit workshop, through its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program. EPA selected this year’s recipients from 121 applicants through a competitive process in consultation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The partnership is helping communities across the country create more housing choices, make transportation more efficient and reliable, reinforce existing investments, and support vibrant and healthy neighborhoods that attract businesses. EPA will provide a memorandum documenting the ideas raised at the workshop and meeting. EPA will suggest paths toward implementing these ideas based on demonstrated results that have worked in other communities. Horn praised the collaborative approach to the study: “There was the right amount of responsibility put on the city because we had to work with our GIS staff to do the mapping and they said, okay, here is the tool, go use it, but you guys have to marshal your staff to do the work.” “And I think that was really helpful because now our GIS staff and our planning staff all know how to do a parking audit. So rather than having EPA parachute in and do it for us, now we know how to do this and we have already talked about where else we would want to do this same study.” For more information visit:

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/beebc0b489d357e08525735900400c2f/ec167ea570c2b94c 85257b4e0059a67a!OpenDocument

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