Interesting parking commission discussion on Atwater. It goes from two lanes to three between Park and Faculty, which I never noticed. Should the extra lane be devoted to parking? A bike lane? Or do we wait for a full study of the Atwater corridor?
Which comes first in East Lansing: Parking or affordable housing?
"A clash between surface-level parking and affordable housing ended in favor of the former as the City Council voted 3-2 against a mixed-used development at 530 Albert St., the site of a paid surface-level parking lot...with the exception of the six Saturdays each fall when MSU hosts home football games, there is enough space for visitors"
One of the more underreported findings from "The High Cost of Free Parking" was that there is a psychological barrier against parking out of sight of the destination. It's why walking a zillion miles across a Wal-Mart parking lot is acceptable but parking in a garage around the corner is not. Not sure what can be done about that. #Parking
Call it "Car Storage" rather than parking.
"To start, I think it’s important for us to use the phrase “car storage” over “parking.” This may seem trivial, but when you hear the phrase “car storage” you start to understand that we have been subsidizing the storage of private property in our public spaces for decades. And that space is not free to build."
This Dallas Coffee Shop Wants to Build Community. The City Wanted It to Build Parking Spaces.
"Due to an outdated parking code regulation, Sierra was required by the city to have 18 parking spots to accommodate its more than 1,600 square feet of restaurant space (which includes 400 square feet of a detached garage). Current city code requires at least one parking space for every 100 square feet for restaurants."
Sales were almost definitely not helped by free parking downtown. Setting aside the attraction for drivers of cruising the streets to find that one perfect parking space, and whatever parking meter revenue was given up by the city, there's no telling how many people took advantage of the free parking to let their cars sit and take up space for several hours.