Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pacific Beach Parking Advisory Board Seeking Input


The Pacific Beach Parking Advisory Board is seeking input via a survey. By completing this survey you will benefit by helping the PBPAB identify the following:

  1. Parking and traffic impacts that affect our community’s residents, businesses, employees, schools and visitors
  2. Our community’s desired solutions
  3. Revenue sources to pay of our community’s desired solutions

The PBAB recognizes and has established that parking imbalances occur in PB between, business district, beach parking and residential areas, times of day, days of the week and seasons of the year however would like to gather information on the general parking and traffic climate in Pacific Beach.


Click Here to take Survey


The survey is also available in hard copy at the following locations or by contacting 858-273-3303
Discover Pacific Beach, 1503 Garnet Ave
Pacific Beach Town Council. 1706 Garnet Ave
PB Library, 4275 Cass St.
There are 6 community parking districts in the City of San Diego including the Pacific Beach Parking District.  Each district is responsible for devising and implementing parking management solutions to meet the community’s specific needs and resolve undesirable parking impacts.  Certain parking management related revenues earned by the City within the boundaries of a parking district may be allocated to the district to implement and manage improvements to the community particularly that address parking impacts.

Friday, June 3, 2016

June Meeting Agenda

All are welcome to attend the next PB Community Parking District Board meeting on June 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

The meeting will be held at the Discover Pacific Beach 1503 Garnet Ave
View the meeting agenda here.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Pacific Beach Eco District


Parking and Transportation are an important component in the Pacific Beach Eco District.  We will be reviewing the history of the Eco District and the principles as they relate to Parking and Traffic Management at the June Advisory Board Meeting.

Click here for a copy of the Eco District Principles

Click Here for a Copy of the SDAT Report

Friday, March 11, 2016

March 10 Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended the March 10 Community Parking District Advisory Board meeting. There were about 100 people who came to provide input and learn more about the Advisory Board's initial ideas for parking management in Pacific Beach.


Click to view the full presentation from the meeting
Many meeting attendees expressed their opposition to the strategies included in the initial parking management proposal, particularly parking meters. Some of the concerns raised were that meters would:

  • Negatively impact local businesses by discouraging customers from visiting PB and making it difficult/costly for employees to drive to work
  • Prevent access to the beach, especially for surfers and others who visit on a regular basis
  • Discourage tourists and other visitors from coming to Pacific Beach
  • Impose too high of a cost on renters, students, and people with limited income
  • Create a burden for residents in metered areas who don't have access to off-street parking
  • Not effectively solve the problem of parking impacts 
  • Change the character of Pacific Beach and give it too much of an "urban" feel

As an alternative to parking meters, attendees asked that the Advisory Board consider strategies such as:

  • Identifying other potential revenue sources to fund transportation/parking improvements, rather than paid on-street parking, such as: a) revenues from parking/speeding tickets, b) community fundraising events (art walks, craft beer festivals, food festivals), c) donations from the public or businesses 
  • Increasing minimum parking requirements for new projects
  • Reducing density of development/multi-family housing in Pacific Beach
  • Increasing enforcement of existing parking regulations
  • Preventing residents from using garages as storage or living space, instead of for parking
  • Encouraging alternatives to driving (e.g., trolley, uber)
  • Requiring new development to pay a fee to help fund a parking structure

There were some attendees who spoke in support of the proposed strategies, acknowledging the importance of managing our scarce parking resources, and pointing out that parking meters could provide a good option for generating needed revenue for community enhancements.

You can also view media coverage of the meeting here:


Friday, March 4, 2016

Potential Parking Management Strategies


Effective parking management can help improve parking and mobility for Pacific Beach residents, business owners, and visitors. Here are some initial ideas for management strategies that could be used to improve parking in Pacific Beach, and the general location where they might be implemented.

Do you have other ideas about how to manage parking in Pacific Beach? Leave a comment, or bring your ideas to the next Parking Advisory Board meeting.

Parking Hot Spots

Here are some of the places where parking is most impacted in Pacific Beach. Are there other locations that should appear on this map? Add your ideas in the comments or bring them to the next Parking Advisory Board meeting.