Two public meetings to cover downtown parking
Original post made on Jun 17, 2013
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on Jun 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm
Here's how this is gonna go: All the people that will benefit from the plan will argue its a great idea. Those who might be negatively impacted will say its a terrible idea. When giving reasons, neither side will state the truth "I'm opposed/in favor of this because I'm selfish and this is good/bad for me personally."
on Jun 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm
Complete waste of time until council realizes that pay per hour machines are needed in each city garage and lot. Meters would work too.
There seems to be absolutely no understanding that many people don't park all day every day. They park a few times a week or month for a whole day, or they need 4 hour parking or whatever.
I am often in downtown Redwood City and I can always park close to where I need to go and the meters take small change. Not a problem. Downtown Palo Alto is a big problem for me when I need to park for more than 4 hours every now and then.
on Jun 17, 2013 at 9:35 pm
The fundamental problem is that the City has approved a large number of University Avenue area office developments which don't include parking for their tenants. This has resulted in a "Parking Deficit" of around 1,000 spaces downtown (the city's estimate -- some private ones are higher). This is a very large shortfall, but is still growing rapidly as several more large "Parking-Exempted" developments are already underway, and yet others are in various stages of approval.
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