Ashland and Cherryland Business District Parking Study

A New Parking Paradigm!

West side with buffered bike lane
West side with buffered bike lane
East side Class IV Bikeway with raised planter
East side Class IV Bikeway with raised planter
Meek Mansion in Cherryland
Meek Mansion in Cherryland
Ashland Family Housing (rendering)
Ashland Family Housing (rendering)
Cherryland gateway sign
Cherryland gateway sign
Ashland Family Housing
Ashland Family Housing

Alameda County Community Development Agency (CDA) is excited to share some of the findings from the Ashland and Cherryland Business District Parking Study. The study stems from the Ashland and Cherryland Business District Specific Plan that featured a wide range of recommendations for streetscaping, sidewalk, and parking improvements to catalyze economic development and makes this culturally vibrant community a great place to live, work, and have fun. The district extends along East 14th Street, Mission Boulevard, and Lewelling Boulevard.

Our parking study builds on a set of ideas and recommendations that emphasize how parking management strategies can complement improvements to bicycle, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure. We are working closely with other agencies in the region to fulfill the vision from the Plan, including Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), Public Works Agency (PWA) and the Alameda County Economic and Civic Development Department (ECD).

“Parking strategies can complement improvements to bicycle, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure.”

Project Overview

Parking supply can support businesses and residents and stimulate economic growth to balance current demand for driving—including new opportunities for mobility (walking, bicycling, ride share services, and public transit). Our study will address these demands and evaluate them as the community continues to grow.

Project Fact Sheet (English)
Project Fact Sheet (Spanish)
63% on-street parking utilized, 45% off-street parking utilized

Current Parking Situation

Our initial research of parking in the business district finds that available parking supply use is unbalanced. There is plenty of available parking in the area, but many streets are fully occupied.

There are more than 4,770 total parking spaces.

  • 2,650 on-street spaces
  • 2,120 off-street spaces

During peak parking occupancy, parking spaces are used as follows:

  • On-street parking is 63% utilized. There are 970 available on-street parking spaces.
  • Off-street parking is 45% utilized. There are 1,160 available off-street parking spaces.

Some blocks on Mission Boulevard, East 14th Street, and many residential blocks are fully occupied and have no available spaces.

Progress-to-date

We have collected parking usage data and have conducted preliminary analysis of the findings. In the coming months, we will share the outcomes and recommendations from the study with the community.

There will be several opportunities at local meetings to learn more about the project. Please share your feedback with us by taking our online survey. Stay tuned for updates.

Outreach and Engagement

Eden Municipal Advisory Council Meeting

February 11, 2020

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Eden Municipal Advisory Council Meeting

March 10, 2020

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Ashland Community Association

April 21, 2020

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Cherryland Community Association

April 28, 2020

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Get Involved!

Future community outreach and input opportunities

Due to the Alameda County stay-at-home order related to COVID-19 we are working with the community to reschedule planned outreach events and to hold video input sessions. Stayed tuned for future events.

You can still give us your direct input by
taking the online parking survey!

Future County Commitee/Board of Supervisors Meetings (Summer/Fall 2020)

  • Board of Supervisors Unincorporated Services
  • Alameda County Planning Commission
  • Board of Supervisors Transportation/Planning Committee
  • Board of Supervisors Planning Board Meeting