GBA Downtown Greenfield Parking Forum

Be part of a downtown parking dialog that can help influence future parking structure

The Greenfield Business Association is seeking community input and ideas for parking in downtown Greenfield. As the city of Greenfield starts to plan for future parking projects, needs, and road alterations we’d like to bring the downtown business community together to discuss what it would like to see parking of the future look like. Please join us Thursday, 2/10, at 5:30 pm for our Downtown Parking Forum.

This Forum is for constructive discussion: the sharing of ideas and challenges of parking in our downtown. The GBA hopes to develop a format for the business community to provide important information to help the city make key decisions regarding downtown parking.

Things to think about prior to the Forum include:

  • current parking opportunities–too much, too little or just right

  • combination of or appropriate places for parallel and diagonal parking on Main Street

  • availability of or need for handicap parking

  • use and location of 15-minute parking, loading zones, quick pick-up/drive up spaces

  • parking spaces as eat-/sit-dining areas

  • permit lots

  • parking garage

  • meters vs kiosks vs app

  • employee parking

  • cost of parking (to parkers and businesses)

  • parking areas/spaces visibility, labeling, and signage

  • parking awareness–are parking spaces/areas known

  • possible safety-related issues

Please join the GBA for our Downtown Parking Forum on Thursday, February 10th starting at 5:30 pm. Register online or email the GBA at to get the Zoom link for the meeting.

Help us start a downtown parking dialog that can help influence the future parking for the benefit of our downtown business community.

Moderator: Jeff Sauser

As an urban planning consultant, Jeff Sauser helps downtown clients large and small realize their potential in today’s urban era. Jeff has worked in major cities, suburban centers, and smaller towns across the country, addressing a range of issues and opportunities such as economic revitalization, housing development, urban design, parking, and mobility. Closer to home, Jeff developed a thriving coworking space in downtown Greenfield, MA to help fuel his own town’s urban resurgence. Jeff currently serves as a member of the Greenfield Parking and Traffic Commission but will be representing his personal perspective and not acting on behalf of the Commission in this moderator role.

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