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EPA to Host Parking Audit Workshop in Lawrence, Kan., on Wednesday, April 17

Release Date: 04/15/2013
Contact Information: Kris Lancaster, 913-551-7557,

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(Lenexa, Kan., April 15, 2013) - EPA will host a Parking Audit Workshop that will provide Lawrence, Kan., with technical assistance to begin discussions on how to manage parking supply and demand in the city’s Oread neighborhood. The April 17 workshop will be held at the Carnegie Library, 200 West 9th Street, in Lawrence.

The Oread neighborhood is located in central Lawrence, with the main campus of the University of Kansas (KU) on the west and downtown Lawrence on the east. The neighborhood’s proximity to KU creates regional impacts on area streets and traffic volumes due to daily travel by staff and students.

The parking audit will provide an opportunity to review and evaluate local parking regulations, priorities and practices. EPA will help start a local conversation based on parking management strategies, with an emphasis on demonstrated results that have worked in other communities. The workshop is designed to engage key stakeholders in the Oread neighborhood, including KU students and faculty, property and business owners, neighborhood groups and city officials.

Across the nation, EPA awarded 43 communities with technical assistance, such as a parking audit workshop, through its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program. EPA selected this year’s recipients from 121 applicants through a competitive process in consultation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The partnership is helping communities across the country create more housing choices, make transportation more efficient and reliable, reinforce existing investments, and support vibrant and healthy neighborhoods that attract businesses.

WHAT: Parking Audit Workshop and Meeting

WHEN: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., April 17, 2013

WHERE: Carnegie Library, 200 West 9th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

WHO: EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks, Lawrence city officials and other EPA staff

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