2007 study of downtown parking, conducted by BFJ Consulting.
Purpose of Study
The Nyack Parking study was initiated to respond to concerns about the availability of
parking in the village. Surveys for Nyack’s Comprehensive Master Plan revealed that
nearly 60% of residents and merchants rated the availability of parking in downtown as
either poor or very poor. BFJ was retained by the Nyack Parking Authority to examine
existing parking conditions, determine parking occupancies, conduct surveys of people
living and/or working in downtown Nyack and to make recommendations.
This study involved a comprehensive analysis. The first task was to review census data,
land use, zoning and parking regulations. The second task was to determine the number
of parking spaces and their regulations. This was followed by a parking survey to
determine the degree of parking demand. Finally, to understand the perceived parking
issues, three surveys were carried out to include people who live, work or shop in the
village, to determine what the community thinks about parking conditions in the village.