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Our core service areas are the following:

Parking Analysis and Planning

Parking is one of the most complex and politically charged transportation issues facing cities today, and as such is a primary focus of StreetLab. Like any resource, the relationship between supply of and demand for parking is intricate and nuanced. The goal of parking policy is to ensure the provision of the right quantity of parking at the right price. A shortage of parking spaces induces extra traffic as people search for spots, and draws ire from frustrated road users. An abundance of spaces carries both high costs and opportunity costs, and discourages desirable land use patterns while reducing livability.

StreetLab helps communities achieve the vision of right-sizing and right-pricing parking by utilizing industry-leading data collection and analysis tools to assess existing conditions. From there, we deploy strategies and innovations tailored to manage demand while meeting the community’s goals. Some of the most common tactics include pricing that varies by time of day based on demand, encouraging more shared use of off-street parking spaces, and striving for pricing parity between off-street and on-street parking.

More info: Northwest Portland Parking Studies | Newport Parking Management Plan | How Much Parking Do You Need?

Multimodal Transportation Engineering & Design

Changing trends in travel behavior—in particular, fewer people driving alone and more people cycling, walking, and using other alternatives—present tremendous opportunities to cities, but also come with new and unique challenges. Growing active transportation in tandem with reducing traffic carnage demands new and more sophisticated frameworks to analyze safety, and designs that curate the user experience holistically.

Active transportation is both profession and passion for the folks at StreetLab. Brian has been car-free for most of his adult life, and has studied cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands and crosswalks the world over. Our expertise lies in designing innovative solutions in instances where spatial or budgetary constraints prevent boilerplate answers, and in identifying small, implementable interventions that have benefits that reverberate systemwide.

More Info: Time to Look at Transportation Differently | A Walktober Tour of Portland’s Crosswalks

Development-Related Transportation Services

Many of the best opportunities to upgrade transportation infrastructure arrive when development occurs nearby. Along with our partners at Lancaster Engineering, we have significant experience on both the public- and private-sector sides of development work, having prepared and reviewed countless transportation analyses around new developments. On the StreetLab side, our specialties include development review and other public-sector consulting work, and transportation studies relating to complicated land use processes.

More Info: City of Washougal On-Call Services

Transportation Demand Management Planning

StreetLab’s approach to transportation problems relies upon holding the latest transportation research in the highest regard and maximizing the utility of available data to provide sound and defensible analyses. This is a flexible approach that can quickly be adapted to transportation issues that do not fit neatly into any pre-existing discipline or silo, and often arrive quite unexpectedly. We excel at helping cities and towns craft new approaches where little precedent exists, and strive to be industry leaders in bridging the gaps between research and practice.

Transportation Research & Data-Driven Solutions

StreetLab’s approach to transportation problems relies upon holding the latest transportation research in the highest regard and maximizing the utility of available data to provide sound and defensible analyses. This is a flexible approach that can quickly be adapted to transportation issues that do not fit neatly into any pre-existing discipline or silo, and often arrive quite unexpectedly. We excel at helping cities and towns craft new approaches where little precedent exists, and strive to be industry leaders in bridging the gaps between research and practice.

More Info: Portland Private-for-Hire Market Study


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