Saturday, January 30, 2010

Don't Drive-Don't Park

A week ago Jim Kershner wrote about receiving and using a parking receipt that granted him free parking until July 27. He asked for feedback from his readers and his follow up is in today's Spokesman Review (must log in).

Keep sticking it to the parking lot moguls: 83 votes.

It’s just plain wrong, dummy, and stop it right now: 22 votes.

Not sure/indecipherable/I’m suffering a Hamlet-like bout of anguish and indecision: 8 votes.

While most of the responses he received were in support of using the receipt, he decided against that.

I have a suggestion for the many who have various complaints about downtown parking. Support Complete Streets. Designing our roadways for safe use by all users encourages other uses besides driving. But even without that, today it is possible for many in Spokane to take the bus, ride a bike or walk. And when you do, parking is one less thing to worry about.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am in complete agreement. You do not have to drive everywhere. Not here in Spokane. Ride a bike or walk downtown.