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    Now all we have to do is wait for the tenants to start lining up.

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    johnwirtz said:
    Now all we have to do is wait for the tenants to start lining up.

    You don’t think there will be new businesses on High Downtown following this installation?

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    I think this will absolutely add businesses to High but at a minimum, it will make us a bit less dependent on surface lots that plague the area, perhaps allowing for one or two to be converted back to developed space. I’ve never stopped at that peanut store but I will now…

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    Press Release:
    New High Street Parking Meters Will Increase Convenience For Downtown Shoppers and Diners

    Department of Public Service crews will install the first of 120 new parking meters to be installed on both sides of High Street between Goodale Street and Mound Street on Monday, October 15, weather permitting. The new parking spaces will make shopping and dining on and near High Street more convenient for downtown visitors.

    “More convenient parking on High Street will make shops and restaurants along High Street more accessible and downtown more active and vibrant,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “This is another step in making downtown more walkable for visitors because they can park closer to destinations on or near High Street.”

    Parking on both sides of High Street between Goodale Street and Mound Street will be prohibited weekdays between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., allowing COTA buses to travel curb lanes free of parked vehicles to drop-off and pickup riders. The City continues to work closely with COTA on the transit agency’s plans for movement of any bus stops along High Street where the parking meters will be installed.

    “The installation of these meters will promote economic development in the urban core and benefit the many businesses that are located in this area,” said Councilmember Eileen Y. Paley, chair of the Public Service and Transportation Committee. “This plan also ensures public transportation remains an important component of a strong and successful downtown.”

    Parking meter installation on High Street between Goodale and Mound streets will start on the west side of High Street. Upon completion of parking meter installation on the west side of the street, meters will be installed on the east side of High Street. The installation of all 120 parking meters, which will be the new smart meters that accept credit and debit cards and coins, will be completed in early 2013. All 120 meters will be three-hour meters.

    The new parking meters on High Street between Goodale and Mound streets is part of the City’s Downtown Action Plan which focuses on making downtown streets safer and more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

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    Walker said:
    You don’t think there will be new businesses on High Downtown following this installation?

    Following the installation? Yes, at some point in the future I think a new business will open on High St.

    As a result of the installation? Maybe. I assume some business owners might be more willing to open on High now with meters. Downtown as a whole is on an upward trajectory though, so I think it’s hard to isolate the effects of the meters. I guess you could ask the business owner who opens the store if the meters impacted the decision.

    What would be really interesting to me would be to survey customers after a store opens and find out how they arrived and the main purpose of the trip? How many people walked, took COTA, biked, drove? If they drove, did they come downtown to shop, or for some other purpose (work, food, special event)? If they came downtown to shop, did they use the meters on High?

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    The first round of meters have been installed over the past few weeks. Saw some going in right before the Columbus Marathon. They’re still bagged up as of today. Checking in to find out when they’ll be usable.

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    Are all High street meters enforced till 10 pm? We tried to park at a meter last night which was enforced till 10 …..it only had a 30 min time limit. The meter lady was writing tickets left and right.

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    Meters in areas with high evening use (restaurants, event venues) run until 10pm. That includes some spots around the North Market, Gay Street, etc. Other meters aren’t enforced after 8pm or 6pm. Always gotta check!

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    Downtown High Street Parking Meters Installed
    Published on November 16, 2012 10:55 am
    By: Walker

    The first set of 30 new Downtown parking meters have been installed on High Street, which will go into service on Monday, November 19th at 9am. A total of 120 parking meters will be installed on High Street between Goodale Street and Mound Street by the summer of 2013. The meters are being placed in locations to better accomodate shopping, dining for Downtown visitors.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/downtown-high-street-parking-meters-installed

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    These are being turned on today. Locations are in front of Nationwide Plaza, Convention Center across from Barley’s and in front of Lazarus Building by Cup O Joe.

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    Photo of meters being used on South High by Lazarus Building! ;)

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    Just for fun, some examples of vibrant downtown transit corridors in major US cities that work because they aren’t blocked by on-street parking.

    Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN (includes an urban Target and many department stores)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicollet_Mall

    Market Street, San Francisco, CA: Typical grand big-city main street (has on-street parking further out of downtown)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Market_Street_(San_Francisco)

    16th Street Transit Mall, Denver, CO: This is what COTA tried (unsuccessfully) to create when downtown Columbus got its “transit mall”.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Street_Mall

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    Walker said:
    Photo of meters being used on South High by Lazarus Building! ;)

    Isn’t that red Honda your car? :-p

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    Analogue Kid said:
    Isn’t that red Honda your car? :-p

    Yup! ;)

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    Neutzy said:
    Just for fun, some examples of vibrant downtown transit corridors in major US cities that work because they aren’t blocked by on-street parking.

    I doubt that’s the only reason they work.

    The Downtown Columbus transit corridor on High Street has been unblocked by on-street parking for 20 years and it wasn’t working out well for retailers…

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