The City of Cheyenne, at the crossroads of I-25 and I-80, is a small railroad town, serves as the capital of Wyoming, and is blessed with a distinct historic downtown. Although the population of the city is only 60,000 and the urban area is 90,000, because of its strategic location, it attracts tourists and visitors, as well as people who want to call this place home. The City has been trying very hard in the recent years to make downtown Cheyenne more attractive, vibrant, walkable, family friendly as well as business friendly where residents would feel comfortable living, working and playing. With that goal in mind, the City with its partners has been trying to breathe more life into the downtown area which would include a mix of uses and activities including commercial and retail, entertainment, housing and offices. Growth and activity in downtown is something that all communities want, however with greater amenities in downtown, the existing resources such as parking are stretched thin and will therefore need to be managed in the most effective and efficient manner. The MPO is working with the City and its Stakeholders to develop a Strategic Parking Plan for the downtown area that serves diverse needs and enables the City to manage parking in downtown in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
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Cheyenne Downtown Strategic Parking Plan
The MPO is working on a strategic parking plan for downtown Cheyenne. This planning study began in May of 2016 and is expected to be wrapped up by the end of the year. To find out more about this study and for future community input opportunities, visit the project webpage here