District 1 is currently participating in a pilot residential parking permit program. There are three zones/neighborhoods under consideration, they are (1) Cadillac/Westside, (2) Eden, and (3) Lynhaven. There is more information below about the specific streets included in these neighborhoods, as well as more information about how the pilot program would work if it is implemented. It is important to note that implementation of the residential parking permits in any of these zones must go through a petition process and obtain approval from 50% +1 of those residents in that zone.
Pilot Program Fast Facts
Cadillac Zone Fast Facts – Detailed frequently asked questions and facts regarding the Cadillac zone currently under consideration.
Eden Zone – The Eden zone does not currently meet the parking thresholds required to qualify for the pilot program.
Lynhaven Zone Fast Facts – Detailed frequently asked questions and facts regarding the Lynhaven zone currently under consideration.
Current Parking Data & Area Maps
Over the course of the last several months prior to the community meetings, data was collected regarding on-street parking within the three pilot program zones. This data is linked below.
Community Meetings & Materials:
In order to begin the outreach process to the community about the proposed pilot parking permit program in the three areas that have been studied, three community meetings were held, one for each area. Below is the information distributed at these meetings.
District 1 was granted a pilot residential parking permit program through the 2015-2016 budget process. Councilmember Jones requested funding to restart the Residential Permit Parking Program in the City of San José through a budget request. Mayor Liccardo included funding for a two-year pilot program in District 1 in his June 2015 Budget Message as a result of the budget request. Councilmember Jones requested the parking permit program after hearing from neighbors, throughout District 1, concerned with growing parking issues in their neighborhood, particularly those neighborhoods along Winchester Boulevard.
The funding for the pilot program began in July 2015. The first step in the process was to hire a full-time temporary position in the Department of Transportation that would be tasked with restarting this program over the course of the two-year pilot. Once the new position was filled, DOT began analyzing and comparing the previous San José Residential Parking Permit Program to other parking permit programs throughout the state and country. This benchmarking process revealed that many of the other parking permit programs were similar in nature to the older San José program, which was “intrusion” based, meaning that residential parking permit programs were created in areas where parking demand was high due to influences outside of residential, e.g., businesses, special events venues (SAP Center), schools (San Jose State). But, the parking issues in our neighborhoods are generated from high internal parking demand (from existing residents and owners), and not based on external factors, such as special events or schools.
The Department of Transportation then worked on developing a new pilot program proposal that would be different from the old program. The new program focused on the problem of increased demand for parking in a neighborhood generated by internal demand rather than external, i.e., intrusion. Once this proposal was put together, the Department of Transportation and the District 1 Office worked to put together a small group of neighbors with representatives from each of the neighborhoods along Winchester Boulevard. This task force met twice in the late spring and summer of 2016 to provide feedback to the Department of Transportation regarding the pilot program proposal.
Last spring, given that the program was still moving forward but needed more time for implementation, Councilmember Jones requested funding for a third year for the pilot program. Although the third year was not funded in the Mayor’s June 2016 Budget Message, there was direction given in the current budget for the Department of Transportation to provide a report of the pilot program to the Transportation & Environment Committee in early 2017 in order for the City Council to evaluate the pilot program. Following this evaluation, the program will be considered for a third year of funding.