TSW has been involved in Downtown Clarksville for two decades, having completed a phased development plan, park and multi-use trail design, and a parking and street network study.
The 2010 Downtown Parking and Street Network Study is a community-based vision for on-street parking, connectivity, and pedestrian and bike travel. The study takes a forward-thinking approach resulting in the development of 14 unique street cross-sections. The study began with a review of existing codes, regulations, plans and studies and existing conditions. The review of existing conditions was conducted by block and examined on-street parking capacity and utilization rates during period of peak parking demand; land use to parking ratios; sidewalk conditions; intersection facilities; and street trees.
Recommendations that evolved out of the public involvement process included:
- Maximization of on-street parking to prepare for future development and help create a pedestrian environment
- Incorporate back-in or reverse-in diagonal parking to maximize parking and for safety
- Upgrade pedestrian crosswalks with striping, signage, and signals
- Incorporate medians for certain street sections to reduce lane width
- Develop a wayfinding master plan
Incorporate sustainable strategies, such as bioswales and native street trees
- Promote shared parking opportunities
- Adopt bicycle parking requirements and retrofit existing streets for bicycle facilities