Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
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I know it has been often brought up here that suburbanites struggles to find our many free or low cost public parking lots. Let’s fix this problem ourselves. If you know of any public parking places in downtown, mark then on Google and Apple maps. That way visitors to our beloved downtown will be better informed where they can park.
brewcrew1000 wrote:I think they also struggle to parallel park. There are plenty of spots on the street
Downtown is approx 23 blocks E-W and 28 blocks N-S
So 28 * 23 *2 for N-S and E-W each
So that's 1736 city blocks
If 60% of street space has parking and there's room for 10 spots per block
10,400 on street spots downtown.
With 1 hour parking allowed 8-5 and perfect turnover, that's room for 93,000 cars downtown daily visiting local businesses.
If every car had four people in it could see 372,000 people downtown daily only using on street parking.
The idea that downtown is short on parking entirely has to do with problems accessing it and getting people to destinations. We know the streetcar helps people park elsewhere for the city market, a downtown only free bus could go a long way to providing options for more parts of downtown.
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