Education Sessions: Community & Connectivity

IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo
July 24-27, 2022


Education Sessions: Community & Connectivity

Below are sessions by date and time for the Community & Connectivity Track:


Sunday, July 24

3:30 – 4:30 pm

"I'll only be a minute...or two": Flexible Curbs in the COVID Era and Beyond

Presented by: David Lipscomb, Curbside Manager - District of Columbia DOT.

The District of Columbia’s pick-up/drop-off (PUDO) zone pilot program has become a popular curbside program for private and commercial users in both every day and public health emergency applications. This session will focus dynamic, enforceable, and adaptive short-term curbside access programming in the COVID era with an eye toward sustainability in all conditions.

  • Analyze the behavior of various users of PUDO zones and the operational implications of that behavior.
  • Understand the significance of relevant data points to development PUDO zone policy.
  • Evaluate characteristics of different modes to understand their curbside needs and potential interactions.

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Extreme Makeover: City of Lansing Parking Structures  

Presented by: Mike Whalen, PE, and Jake Jeppesen - Walker Consultants; Chad Gamble, PE - City of Lansing.

What does it take to successfully execute an extreme makeover that transforms the parking for a major city? Representatives from the City of Lansing and Walker Consultants will provide a case study on a project that went far beyond a standard renovation, ultimately requiring four years of daily engagement with community leaders, politicians, owners, parking managers and operators, and experts from a variety of design and engineering trades to make it happen. Moving the project from a vision to acquiring $15 million funding and overcoming challenges that transformed a capital city will be the focus of this discussion.

  • Renovation vs. Replacement
  • Community Involvement to Gain and Retain Acceptance for a Multi-Year Project
  • Surviving a Complex, Multi-Year/Multi-Parking Structure Municipal Renovation
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Tuesday, July 26

11:00 am  – 12:00 pm 

Delivering a Red-Carpet Parking Experience at LAX

Presented by: Michael Pendergrass - Watry Design, Inc.; Jeffery Goodermote – Swinerton; Juan Baez, Gensler.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Economy Parking needed to set the tone for LAX’s massive landside transformation. Delivered via progressive design-build, the 1.73 million square foot facility posed unique challenges, including site constraints, complexities from being one of three major simultaneous capital projects and significant changes in programming that needed to be solved within the original schedule and budget. This session will walk attendees through the complex design process, including an in-depth look at the completed project.


  • Evaluate how LAWA is leveraging parking as part of its vision to improve the passenger experience at LAX.
  • Understand how the progressive design-build team collaborated with an extensive team of stakeholders to handle program changes and deliver on project goals on-time and on-budget.
  • Analyze the challenges of being one of three simultaneous capital projects, and how the design team coordinated between two projects in different phases of design.
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3:30 – 4:30 pm 

Taking it to the Streets: Challenging Assumptions to Improve Curb Lane Access and Equity

Presented by: Matthew Darst, JD - Conduent Transportation; Mary Catherine Snyder - City of Seattle; Robert Ferrin, CAPP - Kimley Horn; Jose Hernandez - City of Los Angeles DOT.

Stakeholders with unique needs compete for limited curb lane space, making management of the curb that much more difficult. Despite this environment and the inherent political and public relations challenges, cities are using data to rethink the curb lane in new and exciting ways. Leaders from Seattle, Columbus, and Los Angeles will discuss their strategies, challenges, and successes making the curb more flexible to improve access, reduce congestion, promote safety, and even generate revenue.


  • Evaluate sources of data that can be utilized to help understand curb lane use.
  • Understand how to synthesize data to establish policies that optimize utilization of the curb.
  • Analyze performance and implement iterative changes to continually optimize the curb.
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