In February of 2015, the City of Binghamton and the Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study selected Nelson/Nygaard to develop a comprehensive downtown parking study. The study began in June of 2015 and incorporated both data gathering and public outreach to identify existing/future parking supply/demand, the impact of alternative transportation and new strategies to mitigate any deficiencies.
Ultimately, the firm identified over 10,000 parking spaces downtown; Approximately 90% are off-street, 10% are on-street and 70% are restricted spaces. In terms of availability, parking is only 50% full and even during peak times (lunch hour) parking is 80% full. Nelson/Nygaard recommended technological updates to make parking more convenient.