KTVN posted a story today regarding the conversion of a portion of Center St. from two lanes to one....for the purpose of added parking. I think this might be an interesting case study to see if people are more open to reducing the number of lanes for the purpose of parking their cars vs. create bike lanes (e.g. an alternative way to get to a core area of midtown and reduce parking needs). I find it a little weird that this is on the table, since (to me) the whole vibrancy of Midtown is the bicycle / pedestrian culture that it seems to be developing.
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I also find it a little strange that parking is such a big deal. While it's true I mostly ride to this area, there are certainly times I have driven. I can't recall any particularly arduous hunts for parking on these trips....however, I am willing to walk a few blocks. Anyway, it's something that's going on and it might be interesting to observe the process for a project I don't particularly care about.