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Updated: How Free Car Parking Could Lead to the Loss of 165* Bike Parking Spots
On August 11th, the Eugene City Council voted to make car parking downtown free, affective October 1st. The area runs from Willamette St to the east, Lincoln St to the west, Seventh Ave to the north and 11th Ave to the south. Whether or not this was a good idea is a debate for somewhere else. Will the possible revitalization of downtown offset the loss of $220,000 a year in parking revenue? I don't know. What I do know is that when things like this went down in other cities (Chicago, Oakland, Sacremento, New York, Toronto, etc) it sometimes led to a huge decrease in available bike parking. Why? The removal of parking meters. According to Jeff Petry, Eugene Parking Services … Continue reading "Updated: How Free Car Parking Could Lead to the Loss of 165* Bike Parking Spots"