Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.

Center

NANTUCKET / Nantucket Island Project Center

Abstract

Nantucket residents and visitors struggle with parking during the summer tourist season. Our goal was to propose improvements to parking management in the historic downtown in collaboration with the Nantucket Planning Office and the Civic League. We interviewed stakeholders and surveyed homeowners to understand the preferences and concerns of residents. We found that lack of turnover, along with employee parking, are the primary causes of parking difficulties and, contrary to expectations, a majority of respondents favored paid parking as part of the solution. Finally, we propose short, medium, and long-term recommendations, such as the implementation of new technology and the improvement of alternative transportation, to improve the parking management.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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