Pittsburgh City Council urged to lower Oakland parking rates: CMU professor urges that rates vary during the year, depending on usage

Councilman Bill Peduto introduced a resolution Monday that would set up a year-long pilot project involving Carnegie Mellon University, the parking authority and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
The immediate goal is to identify the hourly rate that achieves 80 percent utilization of spaces around CMU and the conservatory. Mr. Peduto said he wants the city eventually to adopt a “dynamic pricing” model in which with the cost of parking varies by time of day and day of the week, according to demand.