With a growing population is it smart to take away more parking spaces for bike lanes?
That is the question many people in Columbus are asking after the city approved to redesign parts of Broad Street with more lanes for bikers. However, with a growing population and business boom happening in the city, where the hell is we all suppose to park?
“I got a letter about 12 days ago. And I read the letter and I take a look at it, and it says they’re going to take away all on-street parking. I have two buildings that are totally dependent upon on-street parking,” said Chuck Sugarman, owner of Sugarman’s Office Furniture.
Mike Liggett with the City of Columbus says based on a 10-year study this saying that areas that will be redesign are those where a lot of people don’t own cars.
“Not everyone in this area has the privilege to own a car, and how do we look about their mobility through the neighborhood, especially as this neighborhood continues to grow and prosper?” Liggett said.
The city is accepting public comment on the proposal through April 29, 2019, at firstname.lastname@example.org.