Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.

Project Center

Nantucket, Massachusetts


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

Date Accepted

December 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering