We’ve used the phrase ‘low-hanging fruit’ to describe some of the recommended actionable steps for better managing downtown parking. Here’s one that’s been done already that’s so low-hanging that it didn’t make the official list.
Ross Currier and I noticed earlier this year that the faded striping in the Washington St. parking lot (between 4th and 5th streets) was contributing to some haphazard parking and therefore inefficient use of parking spaces.
Ross brought it to the attention of Director of Public Works/City Engineer Joe Stapf and last week, the lot was restriped. Joe wrote via email:
I drove through the lot today, and it seems to be doing the job. When we seal coat this lot next year, we will restripe it, and use the more conventional white.