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Do you think the city needs more parking downtown?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 8, 2013

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Photo of Kenneth Thompson

“I think downtown needs more parking because it’ll bring in more revenue for local businesses.”

Photo of Monique Johnson

“Yes we definitely need more parking so there’s more of a reason to go to the bars.”

Photo of Jon Coffee

“No, I don’t think so. It’s pretty good. ”

Photo of Keith Swafford

“I don’t really mind it.”


SpeedRacer 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Nah, I park uptown the one or two times a year I need to go there.


FlintlockRifle 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Nope, I just go down early in the A/M and get out before the town wakes up, thanks there Amyx brothers


nocrybabies 11 months, 2 weeks ago

No. But apparently they do need sobriety checkpoints.


Currahee 11 months, 2 weeks ago

The first summer (and last) I worked downtown, my car got two door dings and got a nice 2 inch gash from someone keying it.


thewayitis 11 months, 2 weeks ago

There should be FREE parking downtown. The increased sales tax / property tax revenue would more than compensate for any net profits the city receives from fines/meters.

Personally, I will not go downtown and plug a meter if I can avoid it. And don't tell me how many free spaces there are if I just drive around parking lots looking for a spot and constantly look at my watch as not to spend more than 2 hours at any given spot.


jane_doe 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Only for happy hour parking for me. I hate having to hike a ways to cocktail time.


weiser 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I think we should build a garage for the library.


hitme 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I don't think we should waste money on parking; the city commission has already laid plans to ensure that Lawrence has the worst growth, so the parking shold open up as businesses disappear.


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