March 6, 2018

Vancouver parking efficiency study could lead to changes

Ask almost anyone if there’s enough parking in downtown Vancouver and the response would be a resounding “no.” But that’s a misperception. “You actually have ample off-street parking, but most people want to park at the most convenient locations,” said Julie Dixon, principal for Dixon Resources Unlimited, during a Monday evening city council workshop. “Oftentimes, […]

January 17, 2018

Access, Safety & Mobility Study for Griffith Park & Hollywood Sign

Los Angeles, CA —  Today, Dixon Resources Unlimited, a transportation consulting firm, released a comprehensive study to improve safety, traffic, and tourist access around Griffith Park and the Hollywood Sign. Councilmember Ryu introduced a motion instructing various City departments to study each strategy presented in the Dixon Resources Unlimited Study for its feasibility. “Resolving issues of safety, […]

November 9, 2017

Pilot program to test major changes to parking regulations

Nov. 1, 2017 – Months of studying Oak Park’s wide array of parking rules and regulations is evolving into a pilot program designed to test a wide range of options for simplifying and standardizing the Village’s residential parking system. The public is invited to learn more about the changes under consideration at a community meeting […]

May 7, 2017

Jennifer Rentz joins Dixon Resources Unlimited

San Diego, CA: Dixon Resources Unlimited is pleased to welcome Jennifer Rentz as the company’s newest Associate. Jennifer most recently served as Executive Vice President of West Coast Operations for Complus Data Innovations, Inc., a parking citation management firm. In her role with Complus, Jennifer was responsible for oversight of the company’s west coast office […]

April 13, 2017

Palo Alto: Paid parking could be a downtown boon, consultants say

There’s a cure for downtown Palo Alto’s parking shortage and traffic congestion, consultants say, and it’s called paid parking. Palo Alto City Council members had enough interest in the idea to unanimously vote Tuesday to accept a study by the consulting firm, Dixon Resources Unlimited, and direct staff to evaluate ways to charge for parking. […]

April 13, 2017

Council backs shift to downtown parking meters

Palo Alto council members to explore different technologies, policies for paid parking. Seeking to bring some order to downtown’s chaotic parking scene, Palo Alto officials signaled on Tuesday night their intent to abolish the existing system of color zones and to bring back paid parking. The details of downtown’s new parking program are yet to […]

April 9, 2017

Editorial: Return of the parking meter

Palo Alto considers shifting to paid parking on downtown streets, lots and garages. In 1947, at a time when downtown Palo Alto was bustling with retail stores serving the everyday needs of local residents, the city decided to install parking meters on University Avenue and some side streets. It was an easy way to provide […]

January 26, 2017

We had lunch, and talked Parking

Yesterday I joined about 100 parking pros from across Southern California at the Julie Dixon organized quarterly meeting (or maybe its semi annual) that invites anyone who wants to come and talk parking. Topics were requested when we signed in (fill in a topic on a 3×5 card and Julie would throw it out to […]

January 10, 2017

Sneak Peek: Griffith Park Traffic Plan

GRIFFITH PARK—Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu will host a public forum tonight on the Griffith Park Action Plan—a proposed strategy to alleviate parking and circulation issues and improve safety in Griffith Park. Shuttles and an official Hollywood sign viewpoint were at the core of an early draft of the plan, which will be presented again […]