A friend who lives on Lake Ave. was ruing the upcoming car traffic accompanying the opening of Crystal Lake. It made me wonder: why is the Crystal Lake lot parking free? With meters for cars and free parking for bikes, the city could earn some revenue (some of which could be returned to Crystal Lake for upkeep), lessen congestion on overburdened residential streets, and promote biking simultaneously. The neighborhood should like this.
As bike traffic grows, metered spots for cars could be taken off-line and made available for bike parking.
p.s. Sean has blogged on related ideas here and here.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Posted by Nathan Phillips at 4:01 PM