There seem to be plenty of parking spaces downtown. There is a big lot just off 4th St., just up from the Milton Rhodes Center. It's not clear, however, where and when - or if - we are allowed to park there. I've parked there many times without a problem, but I'm never really sure my car will be there when I return. Better signs would help.I might be inclined to take a bus downtown, particularly if there were downtown stops other than the bus station.I'd love to see bike racks for parking my bike safely downtown. I think people who worked downtown might decide to take their bikes.
I agree with all previous comments regarding parking and alternative transportation. Recognizing that bus service is a chicken and egg situation (ridership before route expansion or vice versa?), it seems that expanding bus service hours to outlying activity nodes would increase ridership. For example, I do not ride the bus because I can't catch a ride home after 6pm. I also support stops just outside of downtown, particularly at Hanes Park or the Central YMCA. It would be great to link outlying YMCAs to downtown, as the Y is often a place where people go directly before or after work, and most of them have large parking lots.
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