We’re continually amazed (and comforted) that other cities all over the US are experiencing similar issues. Parking is a common problem. Should shopping and dining patrons be entitled to park in front of businesses? Is free parking really free? Read on…
Sherman Smith June 18 2018
Think Topeka has a parking problem? Take a hike
As more people look to downtown for entertainment, shopping and restaurants, the city plans to modernize meters, make it easier to locate open spaces and incentivize contiguous parking spots.
Even on days when S. Kansas Avenue is crowded, 60 to 70 percent of spaces on side streets may be open. The city maintains 6,000 spaces among streets, lots and garages downtown.
“I think what that turns out to be is there is a walking problem instead of a parking problem,” said public works director Jason Peek.