Evanston Parking Headaches


FUNDING FOR THOSE PROJECTS WILL BE APPROVED TODAY. LIVE, CBS 2 NEWS. THANK YOU. THEY ARE TRYING TO MANAGE FRUSTRATIONS OVER A SWITCH TO A NEW PARKING THERE. A SUMMIT WAS CALLED THIS MORNING TO ADDRESS THE MATTER. CBS 2 HAS A LOOK AT THE PARKING PROBLEMS DRIVING BUSINESS IS AWAY. WHATEVER COMPANY YOU CONTRACTED WITH TO DO IT DID A HORRIBLE JOB. STEP INSIDE SECRET TREASURES ANTIQUES. YOU’LL HEAR SOME NOT SO SECRET FRUSTRATION ABOUT EVANSON’S NEW PARKING SYSTEM. DON RUNS THE SPACE FOR 26 YEARS. WE ARE ON TRACK TO HAVE OUR WORST MONTH WE’VE EVER HAD. IN MARCH, EVANSON REPLACED 850 SINGLE SPACE PARKING METERS WITH 80 BOXES. NOW THAT THE MOVEMENTS ARE MORE TRACKABLE ON ELECTRONIC AND MOBILE PAY APPS, A GLITCH IS KEEPING PARKING CUSTOMERS AWAY. IT’S TAKING ME A WHILE TO REALIZE I CAN’T GO BACK TO A PLACE I ALREADY PARKED. IT WILL LET DRIVERS PARK IN A ZONE ONCE EVERY 24 HOURS. WHETHER THEY PREVIOUSLY PARKED THERE FOR JUST 10 MINUTES OR THE MAXIMUM DAILY LIMITS OF TWO HOURS. A LOT OF THESE PLACES YOU GO TO ONCE A DAY. YOU CAN SEE HERE ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS ARE BEING DENIED. FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS WEEKEND WE WENT BACK AND DIDN’T SPEND OUR MONEY BECAUSE WE CAN NO LONGER GO THERE. IT’S A VERY, VERY BIG CONCERN. OTHERS INCLUDE TICKETS BEING ELECTRONICALLY ISSUED FOR PAYMENT WHEN MOTORIST HAVE RECEIVED A PAID SPOT. USING THE ROLL OUT COULD HAVE BEEN SMOOTHER. I’M SATISFIED WITH HOW IT WENT. DESPITE THE CALLS TO 311, ASSISTANT MANAGERS DIDN’T SEEM AWARE OF THE SHORT TERM PARKING AND DROP IN SALES. THEY WILL PARK IN A DIFFERENT ZONING BLOCK. WHEN WE POINTED THEM OUT, SHE AGREED TO TAKE ACTION. THEY’RE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE ADDITIONAL PARKING. WE NEED TO ADJUST THAT. OVER THE PAST YEAR, EVANS PARKING HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED TO 70,000 TRANSACTIONS LAST MONTH. STILL MERCHANTS WERE HOPING THAT THE CITY CAN BUTTON UP THE PROBLEMS QUICK. AS FAR AS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, THIS IS NOT A GOOD SAVINGS FOR THE CITY. CBS 2 NEWS. WE HAVE LEARNED AT THE SUMMIT TODAY THE CITY WILL PROPOSE VALIDATION FOR THE

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