Sessions: Wednesday, June 14

IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo
June 11-14, 2023


Education Sessions: Wednesday, June 14

All Education sessions sponsored by: 

Wednesday, June 14

8:00 am – 9:00 am

State of the Smart City: Are we on Dorothy’s Yellow Brick Road or Mad Max’s Fury Road?

Presenters: Casey Jones, CAPP, PMP, FLASH; Maria Irshad, CAPP, City of Houston - ParkHouston

It’s been over 6 years since the USDOT issued its lessons learned briefing following the Smart City Challenge that was launched in 2015. This session will explore what the finalist cities set out to do and provide attendees with an update on IPMI’s work on advancing smart transportation.  This will include defining smart transportation, discussing common smart transportation activities and sharing recent research on how cities, universities and others are implementing smart transportation initiatives.

  • Identify the main proposed initiatives of the Smart City Challenge related to Smart Transportation.
  • Discuss the IPMI Smart Transportation Task Force, the definition of Smart Transportation, Smart Transportation Goals and Activity Pillars. 
  • Outline the Task Force’s next steps, overarching goal and deliverables and the Task Force survey results.

Think Small – Toronto's Cargo Bike Mini Hubs Tackle the Last Mile Challenge

Presenter: Doolin O'Reilly, City of Toronto

Can cargo bikes replace trucks for last mile deliveries? The City of Toronto, in partnership with Purolator and the University of Toronto, is aiming to do just that with their new initiative "e-Cargo Bike Mini Hub" - an on-street urban consultation hub which operates a fleet of e-cargo bikes and a staffed customer service station, all within the space of five parking spots. Find out more in this public-private partnership case study presentation.

  • Describe the negative impacts of using trucks and vans for last mile deliveries in urban settings, and how using cargo bikes as last mile delivery vehicles can help mitigate some of the most harmful impacts.
  • Understand Toronto's Cargo Bike Mini Hub pilot project, including the impetus for the project, the process for planning and implementing the project, and financial and partnership agreements.
  • Evaluate if Toronto's Cargo Bike Mini Hub pilot project could be pursued in your jurisdiction to deliver a similar program.

Utilizing Technology to Advance Transportation Customer Safety and Service:  A Case Study with Texas A&M University  

Presenters: Michael Bradner, Parking Solutions, Genetec; Elliott Gabriel, Preferred Technologies, LLC; Dell Hamilton, Texas A&M University - College Station

In this session, Texas A&M, Pref-Tech, and Genetec representatives will share their story of partnership and growth in utilizing technology to better serve the Texas A&M University students, faculty, staff, and community at large regarding safety, customer service, and overall operational efficiency.

  • Analyze and evaluate opportunities for technology to enhance customer service, safety, and operational efficiency.
  • Apply session learning to have further conversations internally about the importance of technology and how it can elevate the customer experience and overall safety on campus.
  • Understand the importance and value of a true partnership with your vendors and technology partners.

What You Said is Not What I Heard - Part II

Presenters: Richard Easley, CAPP, E-Squared Engineering; Kim Jackson, CAPP, KEJ Associates, LLC

Back by popular demand for Part II! Join Richard Easley, Kim Jackson, and a cast of your peers as we embark upon this highly informative, provocative, interactive, and necessary event.  Be prepared to dive into uncomfortable situations and scenarios acted out by your peers as we explore some often-heard comments and conversations that can mean something very different to your co-workers. Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know.

  • Understand diverse life experiences and how to respect your peers.
  • Evaluate how to stand up to upper management and navigate the discussions successfully.
  • Understand why harmless words can bring deep pain to different communities.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Changing with the Times: Denver’s Innovative Curbside Solutions

Presenters: Jessica Hernandez, AICP, Consor; Scott Burton, City & County of Denver Parking Operations

Denver’s transportation vision is a city of safe streets connected by sustainable mobility options. As the city grows, so has demand from other user groups and uses. By thinking strategically about curbside management, Denver is providing more types of users and uses curbside access. This session will discuss Denver’s first Curbside Action Plan, curbside restrictions GIS database, Residential Parking Permit Program updated to make it more equitable, neighborhood Curbside Access Plans, and innovative outreach strategies.

  • Evaluate a citywide GIS curbside database and describe how the data is collected, analyzed, summarized, and informs parking management decisions.
  • Examine Residential Parking Permit policy changes that balance curbside access among user groups while maintaining quality of life for single family residents.
  • Review interactive engagement strategies deployed during various planning efforts to gather feedback about stakeholder prioritization of competing curbside uses.

EV Readiness: Defining the Parking Industry’s Role in the EV Evolution

Presenters: Robert Ferrin, CAPP, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.; Brett Wood, CAPP, PE, Wood Solutions Group

The IPMI EV Cohort is a dynamic group of working professionals committed to helping chart the path forward for the parking and mobility industry in the face of continued advancements for electric vehicle adoption. This session will serve as an interactive working session with members of the EV Cohort and the IPMI membership, working to define industry considerations for the IPMI EV Readiness Plan.

  • Understand federal funding and resources to improve EV infrastructure.
  • Evaluate local and state guidelines and adapt policies and practices to support common goals.
  • Define phased improvements for EV readiness in your program.

Parking Technology Implementation - Lessons Learned: A Case Study with the City of Raleigh

Presenters: Matthew Currier, City of Raleigh; Kenneth Smith, PE, Matt Sumpter, PE; Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Parking technology implementations are more complex than ever. During this presentation, we will work through the process and how agencies can plan when implementing a new parking technology program. The City of Raleigh will present their challenges, lessons learned, and will walk through the procurement process and activities that led to selecting a vendor so other agencies can understand the activities required and suggested for a smooth process.

  • Evaluate steps prior to procurement to assess what technology is needed.
  • Analyze and determine the right stakeholders for the procurement process.
  • Understand lessons learned throughout the process of procurement for new technology installations.

USDOT Research on and State/Local Experiences with Parking Cash-Out Policies

Presenters: Allen Greenberg, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration; Colleen Stoll, City of Santa Monica

Research conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) examined the city-level impacts of various parking cash-out ordinances. This presentation will summarize research results from a study of five core parking cash-out scenarios applied across a sample of nine cities. The analysis shows substantial potential for reductions in vehicle-miles traveled (VMT), congestion, emissions, and crashes. Additional panelists will address the practical aspects of securing and implementing the types of policies that FHWA has modeled.

  • Analyze several parking cash-out and related commuter benefits city-level policy strategies for more efficient parking management and VMT reduction.
  • Understand the association between parking and single-occupancy-vehicle (SOV) commuting, and the impacts of parking cash-out and related commuter benefits policies on citywide congestion, emissions, and crashes.
  • Recognize practical solutions to securing and implementing parking cash-out polices at both the city and state levels.

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