Tuesday, May 10, 2016


The problem with parking in downtown Carbondale is not that there is none. There is plenty of parking. The problem is that it is not convenient parking. If they cannot see the entrance of the business to which they want to go, the average customer is likely to only want to walk about 30 to 40 yards or approximately 100 feet on average. With the exception of the parking on the Town Square and that in front of the Campus Shopping Center and University Plaza, downtown parking is all rather hidden between buildings facing Illinois Avenue and the railroad. Putting up more signage indicating directing people to public parking and maybe modifying the meters so as to give people two hours of parking for a quarter, allowing them the time to dawdle over a meal or spend time in a bar without having to worry about feeding the meter.

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