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Offline skorasaurus

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Cleveland: Downtown parking craters!
« on: August 11, 2014, 12:13:00 PM »
Just posted so we can refer to it when discussing empty downtown lots. If you are paying attention you'll know what lots are no longer in use. The dollar amounts at this point are just an estimate.

As a reference, I've made an updated map of the downtown parking lots that are publicly accessible (not exclusive to certain employees or residents).
viewable at: http://skorasaurus.github.io/dtparking/

(I need to covert the 2 points on there into areas eventually). comments/feedback welcome.

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Offline PoshSteve

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Re: Re: Cleveland: Downtown Office Development News
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 12:48:41 PM »
Just posted so we can refer to it when discussing empty downtown lots. If you are paying attention you'll know what lots are no longer in use. The dollar amounts at this point are just an estimate.

As a reference, I've made an updated map of the downtown parking lots that are publicly accessible (not exclusive to certain employees or residents).
viewable at: http://skorasaurus.github.io/dtparking/

(I need to covert the 2 points on there into areas eventually). comments/feedback welcome.

(mods feel free to move this dicussion to a cleveland parking lots if you'd like.

Nice work! you missed one though. Theres a garage under the EY/Aloft building :)

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Re: Cleveland: Downtown parking craters!
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 07:34:41 AM »
Applause for the goal. Yes, let's phase parking lots out of our core downtowns replacing them with places to go surrounded by connected neighborhoods full of people wanting to go there. Does it have to be a state tax abatement, though?
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Re: Cleveland: Downtown parking craters!
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 08:08:49 AM »
Applause for the goal. Yes, let's phase parking lots out of our core downtowns replacing them with places to go surrounded by connected neighborhoods full of people wanting to go there. Does it have to be a state tax abatement, though?
https://t.co/hNuO9Sjg83

For Stuckart, getting rid of surface lots is all about economic development and aesthetics. The “holes” in the city’s retail core are bad for business and take away from enjoying downtown, he said.

“A successful retail area does not have holes,” he said.


This appears to have bipartisan support AND a receptive parking lot czar. This is worth keeping an eye on.

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Re: Cleveland: Downtown parking craters!
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 09:54:24 AM »
Love this stat in the article.....

Like much of the modern transportation system, motorists enjoy the benefits of convenient parking without realizing the hidden costs and subsidies that support it. That’s tough to grasp, knowing that cars are immobile 95 percent of the time.

A study published in July by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute in British Columbia calculated the actual cost of parking at $2,400 a year per car, considering cost of land, construction, maintenance and operations. But most Americans spend $85 annually on parking. If we paid the actual cost of parking, Americans would drive about 16 percent less, or about 500 billion fewer miles a year, according to a projection by the study’s author.
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Re: Cleveland: Downtown parking craters!
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 06:32:27 PM »
^I'm surprised the % isn't higher than 16

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Re: Cleveland: Downtown parking craters!
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 03:30:15 PM »
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