The Residential Access Management Program (RAMP) undertakes an annual assessment of the entire city based on key metrics, such as parking occupancy, high trip generating land use, and resident or staff identified areas of interest. This annual assessment enables staff to determine an appropriate neighborhood parking management strategy for the zones (neighborhoods) which qualify based on the observed metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Staff will also be able to monitor existing managed parking zones to track their performance.
The original Neighborhood Parking Permits (NPP) program assessed the need for new NPP zones and extensions of existing zones based solely through the process of resident petition. Under RAMP, residents can still request that their neighborhood be studied for possible inclusion in a new or existing NPP. Neighborhoods identified through the petition process are automatically prioritized for study to determine whether parking mitigation may be necessary. Once an area has been studied, staff will determine whether it meets all key metrics for parking management, or whether the area does not meet key metrics and should be deprioritized.