Vaz, Richard F.
NANTUCKET / Nantucket Island Project Center
Nantucket Planning Office
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Electrical and Computer Engineering