Community Research and Consulting Reports

Community Research and Consulting Reports


Downtown Parking Research

Led by student researchers, Stephen Staats, a senior criminal justice major, and Tony DiBiase, a junior geoscience major, a group of 30-plus student volunteers are conducting a creative parking study in the Town of Bloomsburg, utilizing mobile GIS devices not for mapping but to monitor downtown parking spaces and collect data to better understand parking tendencies.

The hope is to improve Bloomsburg’s congestive parking situation. Success of this study could serve as a model for other municipalities across the country trying to improve their parking efficiency.

The project, funded by the Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc., is being done in collaboration with several local municipal agencies and university departments, as well as BU’s Center for Community Research and Consulting.