Downtown needs 6,500 new parking stalls downtown in 10 years: parking authority

There’s enough motorist demand to nearly double the downtown parking system, but anything more than a modest increase may overload the road network, the city’s parking agency head said Monday.

Calgary Parking Authority’s new 10-year strategic plan says the current 45,000 parking spaces in the core should be augmented by 6,500 over the next decade, general manager Troy McLeod said.

About one-third of that will come from three city parkades, and the rest likely from private developers putting up new towers, McLeod told council Monday.


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