Request for Proposal – RFP 2019-06 – Downtown Parking Demand Study

The City of Duncan is seeking proposals for a Downtown Parking Demand Study.  The purpose of the Study is to determine how much increased parking capacity is needed to serve the study area, and where it is needed.

The downtown core of the City of Duncan (CoD) is the heart of the Cowichan Valley and provides many services. It is also a tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the Island and beyond with its eclectic businesses and First Nations art.  Vehicle parking availability in the core is limited for much of the day, and this lack of parking supply directly impacts accessibility to the businesses and services. This affects the enjoyment of the downtown experience and the overall economic potential of the CoD. If there is to be investment in parking related improvements, there is a need to first determine how much increased capacity is needed, and where it is needed.

The CoD downtown parking supply consists of on-street spaces as illustrated on the parking map on the next page, and City-owned parking lots on Kenneth Street and Canada Avenue. There are also spaces available in private-owned parking lots. While it is evident that the supply does not adequately address the demand, there is uncertainty as to the amount of additional parking that is required.

The study will not be addressing solutions, but rather quantify the problem.

Further details and submission requirements can be found here:

2019-06 Downtown Parking Demand Study RFP

The Proposal and their envelopes should be clearly marked with the same and address of the Proponent and the RFP program title.  The sealed envelopes should be addressed to the following:

Emmet McCusker

Director of Public Works and Development Services

200 Craig Street

Duncan, BC  V9L 1W3

Office No. 250-746-6126,  Fax No. 250-746-6129

Email:  emmet@duncan.ca

Proposals must be received on or before the Closing Time of:

Time: 3:00 p.m. PST

Date: November 26, 2019