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Bustling Urban Neighborhoods Create Parking Tension

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  • #546570

    Polis
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    Walker said:
    Well, the problem with business foot traffic today is a wind chill of 5 degrees. ;)

    That should help with lowering parking demand, one step closer! New plan: Giant A/C units, snow machines and ice-cubes, everywhere, all over the ‘hood.

    #546571

    Graybeak
    Participant

    No. you have that wrong. It increases parking demand, because no one wants walkability when it is 5 degrees. I want to drive my car right up to the front door of the business and rush in.

    silly.

    #546572

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    Short North Parking Survey

    On behalf of the City of Columbus, we are seeking your input on parking issues affecting the Short North District. By completing the following short survey, you will help us develop a deeper understanding of how well our existing parking supplies, policies, and management approach are serving the needs and expectations of our Short North business owners, employees, residents, and visitors. The survey is designed to be brief but detailed.

    If you “wear multiple hats” as a Short North stakeholder or your Short North experience is more complex than the survey questions allow you to indicate (e.g. you own a business with unique parking challenges at different points in the year) you may repeat the survey, varying your responses as necessary to provide the level of detail required to capture your experiences.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ColumbusShortNorthParking

    More info on the study, http://www.columbus.gov/Templates/Detail.aspx?id=66697

    #804569

    News
    Participant

    Studies Look For Solutions to Parking Woes in German Village, Short North
    March 7, 2014 – Brent Warren

    https://www.columbusunderground.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/parking-meter-large-2014.jpg

    Studies are underway in both German Village and the Short North, as city and neighborhood leaders look to tackle one of the most common symptoms of successful urban neighborhoods; conflict over parking.

    The city’s Department of Public Service has hired a team of consultants to study the issue in the Short North, where the first of three public open houses is scheduled for March 13th at the Goodale Park Shelter House.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/studies-look-for-solutions-to-parking-woes-in-german-village-short-north-bw1

    #804815
    Ned23
    Ned23
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    So, IOW, we are starting to be just like the ‘big boys’ in citydom (Chicago, Seattle, Boston, etc.).

    #881810

    Mandevilla King
    Participant

    I live in German Village since 1976 and although there have been parking problems in the past in the area of the village where I live, I don’t hear neighbors and other residents complaining about parking in my sector of the village, the Northwest sector, Third Street and Wwest to City Park and Pearl Alley and North to Livingston Avenue. I undersdtand there is a problem in the more residential areas in alleys east of Third Street. The big issue in my sector is crumbling curbs that now pose a safety problem when parking and walking. The powers that be in German Village don’t seem to be able to address that issue and the city is hopeless. For an historic neighborhood and central tourist attraction in Central Ohio it is unbelieveable that sidewalks, curbs and streets are in disrepair. That would not happen in other historic districts say in Georegtown or Old Town in DC and Virginia. I’ve had officials from German Village Society and the City look at the curbs for years and nothing happens. The city actually came out and spray painted orange lines around a dangerous curb section on Beck Street three years ago. The orange warning lines are gone and the curbs and adjacent sidewalks continue to crumble.

    #882252

    Analogue Kid
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    For an historic neighborhood and central tourist attraction in Central Ohio it is unbelieveable that sidewalks, curbs and streets are in disrepair. That would not happen in other historic districts say in Georegtown or Old Town in DC and Virginia. I’ve had officials from German Village Society and the City look at the curbs for years and nothing happens. The city actually came out and spray painted orange lines around a dangerous curb section on Beck Street three years ago. The orange warning lines are gone and the curbs and adjacent sidewalks continue to crumble.

    The city hasn’t devoted money to normal curb replacement anywhere for decades now. It’s not sexy, so it gets passed over for other initiatives. Add to that, I believe the curbs in GV and other older areas are stone, which is very expensive to replace. Using concrete instead would look weird.

    #1061165

    News
    Participant

    Plan Calls for Wide Range of Fixes for Short North Parking Woes
    January 29, 2015 7:30 am – Brent Warren

    The City of Columbus is hopeful that a multi-faceted approach will satisfy the many residents, employees, business owners and visitors to the Short North who have issues with the current state of parking in the bustling urban neighborhood.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/plan-calls-for-wide-range-of-fixes-for-short-north-parking-woes-bw1

    #1061545

    GViewProgrammer
    Participant

    I still don’t get why it has to be everywhere. My block of V.V. has no restrictions and is perfectly fine. Maybe they could just come down this direction.

    Seems you shouldn’t be forced into this, either the neighbors want it and invest the time or they don’t.

    Now making the area one big section instead of smaller ones makes more sense.

    #1061629
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
    Participant

    I agree, my street in HW has no restrictions and I don’t think they’re needed. It shouldn’t be forced. Like you said if they took all the permit areas in each of each of the districts and gave them one of three letters that would simplify things and only impact those who’ve already agreed to restrictions.

    #1061663

    ehill27
    Participant

    My understanding of the last draft plan had HW and “East” IV as free parking, though there might be some limits on the length of stay, particularly in the circles area.

    Comments and info at: http://www.columbus.gov/shortnorthparkingstudy/

    #1061781

    GViewProgrammer
    Participant

    According to the city I am in V.V. (2nd East of Harrison) so I would fall under restrictions

    #1061784
    Gus W
    Gus W
    Participant

    Is there a map that shows where restrictions are being proposed?

    #1061977

    ehill27
    Participant

    The most recent DRAFT map that I know of is from the Final Open House on 12/17/2014 (pg 42). Everything west of Neil Ave is listed as free parking, and north of 2nd that free parking boundary moves east to Hunter.

    http://www.columbus.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=75445 (pg 42)

    #1061979

    Mike88
    Participant

    I actually went down to fight a parking permit request my street at asked for. I have lived here two years now and never had to park more than a half block away on the absolute worst days. 99% of the time I park within 50 feet of my front door.

    I do not want these unnecessary restrictions that just make it harder for friends to come visit or park.

    The tales of Short North Parking Problems are widely exaggerated.

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