Comment 65718

By Lister (anonymous) | Posted July 07, 2011 at 11:37:07 in reply to Comment 65703

Respectfully, I'm having a little difficulty following your logic. Only those who use parking meters patronize establishments and purchase products? The rest wander aimlessly in search of art crawls and free Ringolos (who could blame them; they're delicious)? I highly doubt that a handful of parking meters will cure what ails Gore Park and its immediate surrounding area.

It has been my experience that the most successful, diverse, and vibrant commercial areas in urban areas contain virtually no parking at all. This is not a coincidence. These areas are successful because they provide interesting and stimulating environments that place the pedestrian ahead of the vehicle (and parking meters).

Unfortunately, it seems as though this city cannot shake its embarrasingly outdated mindset when it comes to balancing the relationship between people and automobiles.

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