What is your plan to bring available downtown parking accessible to residents and not just visitors every day and night of the week?
Some people have said that we don’t have a parking problem - we have a transportation problem. I think there is some truth to that statement, but I would expand it to say we have an “access to downtown” problem - and solving that problem effectively and efficiently will require creative attention to both parking and transportation. Some have said that the easiest solution is the “G Word” option - a multi-story parking garage. However I believe there are many options we can pursue before investing resources into a very expensive and contentious garage project.
I’ll focus my responses within two topics: increasing supply by leveraging existing parking and limiting demand by reducing our dependence on cars.