- Free parking has a high cost to communities, which you can learn more about here
- Goals such as walkable/bike-able communities, more (affordable) housing, better environmental outcomes and less traffic congestion, can't be fully realized if we continue to maintain and increase our supply of free parking
In June of 2021, Camden engaged John Burke, a parking & transportation consultant, to conduct a downtown parking study to assist the Town in its efforts to optimize and better balance the use of its downtown parking supply.
This study contributes to the implementation of Camden's 2012 Downtown Master Plan, which recommends the development of an integrated parking management strategy for the downtown.
The Town began a paid parking pilot program in the summer of 2022 that was continued into the summer of 2023 at the public landing. Information on the program can be found below.
To find more information on this study and follow the progress, please click the links below:
DRAFT FINAL REPORT
Study Scope of Work
Parking Guiding Principles - Advisory Committee Composite Scoring
Stakeholder Interview Summary
Parking Study Public Meeting 1 Presentation
Comments from first Public Meeting
Parking Duration of Stay Survey
DRAFT Preliminary Findings
Paid Parking Pilot Financial Overview 2022 & 2023