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I was there are well and parking kept coming up. People who were horrified that OP would "take away" parking (and cars!), and people who applauded OP for recognizing that not everyone wants a car and every parking spot that is built is a cost passed on to us. There was certainly an undercurrent of "When these car-free kids grow up and have three children, they're going to want mutliple cars and ample parking!" from some people. Or maybe I just had the misfortune of sitting close to that particular group and heard their grumbling all morning.

I wish there could have been more discussion on shared parking. There are a not insignificant numebr of lots and garages that are only used during the work day, or primarily in the evenings. It was brought up, but not too in-depth. Although to get a good, deep discussion on challenges, solutions, and creative uses of shared parking would probably require a meeting unto itself.

It was a VERY wonky meeting. It was also apparent that some people in attendance are quite well known to the OP folks. A fair bit of grandstanding went on during the "town hall" portion of things.

by Birdie on Dec 11, 2012 1:32 pm • linkreport

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