M-21 Downtown Parking Management Plan

The City shall prepare and implement a Downtown Parking Management Plan.  The preparation of the plan shall consider the following:

  • Adopting parking requirements that are appropriate for a mixed-use, walkable, and transit-oriented district;
  • Creating a single “blended” parking requirement to facilitate future changes of use (i.e. changing a retail store to a restaurant or office space to residential);
  • Establishing flexible parking requirements to allow innovative parking solutions to efficiently meet parking needs, including shared parking, valet parking, and the implementation of parking demand management strategies; 
  • Providing dedicated parking spaces for car-sharing programs and low- or zero-emissions vehicles;
  • Establishing incentives to encourage car-sharing programs (e.g., receiving credit for meeting the minimum “parking minimum” if a car share program is included with the project);
  • Establishing paid parking with market pricing strategies for public parking (on- and off-street);
  • Installing state-of-the-art parking meters thatallow users to locate, reserve, and pay for parking with smart phone and mobile device applications;
  • Adopting policies to use parking revenues to fund Downtown improvements and enhancements; and
  • Establishing bicycle parking requirements and incentives.

The Parking Management Plan may be prepared in conjunction with the Downtown Specific Plan (see Implementation Program 7 of Table LU-1).

Responsible Department(s):
Development Services
Supporting Department(s)/Partner(s):
City Manager, Public Works – Engineering and Transportation, Public Works – Utilities and Environmental Services
Program Type(s):
City Master Plans, Strategies, and Programs (MPSP)
Implements These Policy(ies):
Funding Source(s):
General Fund, Grants

Program Status:
Not Started
In Progress

In 2018, the City adopted a Downtown Parking Program, which established consistent time restructions, enforcement policies and provides remedies for merchants and residents who live in downtown Hayward.  The City is in the process of fully implementing this program.  For more information, please contact the Public Works Traffic Engineering Division at 510-583-4730.