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Parking in the Short North

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  • #443802
    Chris Sherman
    Chris Sherman
    Participant

    A strategy is a must to find an open spot. I canvas a 2 block area and make rounds. 2 to 3, if nothing opens up I move on to the next 2 or 3 streets. Then I go back to the original block and look again. People are always leaving so spots pop up. In the warmer months I ride the bike.

    #443803

    Tigertree
    Member

    But Chris, all of those streets would likely cause people to walk a quarter of a mile or so to their destination. No, seriously, that is a crazy long walk. And they might have to walk through a park, or look at some nice houses or find a store or restaurant they wouldn’t have found otherwise. I am with KinkLincolnParkingEnthusiast.

    #443804
    Chris Sherman
    Chris Sherman
    Participant

    Tigertree wrote >>
    But Chris, all of those streets would likely cause people to walk a quarter of a mile or so to their destination. No, seriously, that is a crazy long walk. And they might have to walk through a park, or look at some nice houses or find a store or restaurant they wouldn’t have found otherwise. I am with KinkLincolnParkingEnthusiast.

    God freaking forbid it!!

    #443805

    TaraK
    Participant

    The difficulty of parking anywhere can be pretty dependent on how familiar someone is with the area. I’m always baffled by folks using Lindey’s valet, as I know there’s TONS of parking in GV, but I realize I have a better knowledge of the neighborhood than folks who don’t frequent it.

    It sounds like the frustration is primarily with poorly marked residential-only parking & getting ticketed when you specifically tried to ensure you were parking in appropriate place, which I think we can all understand. Perhaps that lead into overall frustrations with SN parking, but I’m not sure that was the root.

    #443806

    bjones7
    Participant

    I love the short north, but +1 about the lack of parking space. I don’t know if anyone have any hard facts about this, but from what I’ve notice, the short north is becoming a popular place to shop eat,drink,etc as each month passes.

    #443807

    Static-X
    Member

    Tigertree wrote >>
    But Chris, all of those streets would likely cause people to walk a quarter of a mile or so to their destination. No, seriously, that is a crazy long walk. And they might have to walk through a park, or look at some nice houses or find a store or restaurant they wouldn’t have found otherwise. I am with KinkLincolnParkingEnthusiast.

    Tigertree, thank you for that comment. Yes, you can get some free parking, but someone isn’t wanting to walk a miracle mile to go throw some darts at a local bar. And that was my point, Chris S

    #443808
    Chris Sherman
    Chris Sherman
    Participant

    i understand, i went to the sn tavern last night and had to park at 1st and dennison. i considered myself lucky…

    #443809

    Static-X
    Member

    Chris Sherman wrote >>
    i understand, i went to the sn tavern last night and had to park at 1st and dennison. i considered myself lucky…

    Whatever you do, don’t speak too loudly about the free parking. I heard that D.O.M.O. (dept. of mobility options) for the city is looking to turn any and all available free parking in the Short North area into metered parking.

    #443810
    Chris Sherman
    Chris Sherman
    Participant

    bjones7 wrote >>
    I love the short north, but +1 about the lack of parking space. I don’t know if anyone have any hard facts about this, but from what I’ve notice, the short north is becoming a popular place to shop eat,drink,etc as each month passes.

    where have you been for the last 15-20 years? lol

    #443811

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant

    Static-X wrote >>
    Whatever you do, don’t speak too loudly about the free parking. I heard that D.O.M.O. (dept. of mobility options) for the city is looking to turn any and all available free parking in the Short North area into metered parking.

    …I’m pretty sure that someone in city hall owns a street map, or knows where to get one.

    I mean I wouldn’t exactly call it a wild guess.

    #443812

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant

    also speaking of wild guesses I don’t think there’s any such thing as the “department of mobility options”

    #443813

    Core_Models
    Member

    JimL2 wrote >>
    also speaking of wild guesses I don’t think there’s any such thing as the “department of mobility options”

    Which is exactly what the Department of Mobility Options wants you to think.

    #443814

    Tigertree
    Member

    Static-X wrote >>

    Tigertree wrote >>
    But Chris, all of those streets would likely cause people to walk a quarter of a mile or so to their destination. No, seriously, that is a crazy long walk. And they might have to walk through a park, or look at some nice houses or find a store or restaurant they wouldn’t have found otherwise. I am with KinkLincolnParkingEnthusiast.

    Tigertree, thank you for that comment. Yes, you can get some free parking, but someone isn’t wanting to walk a miracle mile to go throw some darts at a local bar. And that was my point, Chris S

    Exactly, Chris. That was actually my point too. Actually.

    #443815
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    It was announced over a year ago that 400 new parking meters would be slowly rolled out to unmetered areas around town:

    Final Parking Meter Advisory Team Meeting Today

    #443816

    bastardsuperstar
    Participant

    Static-X wrote >>
    I guarantee you that there is NO FREE PARKING when it comes to the Short North area. You either have to pay a meter or you need a residential permit.

    god, i live for hyperbole.

    um, i live on buttles, across the street from the park, and it’s free fair-game parking right in front of my house.

    got anymore “guarantees” you’d like to make?

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