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Apparently It Is Too Easy to Drive and Park on South Main Street   6 comments

Posted at 10:21 pm in commentary









So here's the Latest Good Idea From the Folks Who Brought You Stadium Lighting:

A major facelift is being planned for Columbia’s South Main Street that would narrow it from four to two lanes and eliminate all on-street parking.

Written by ted on June 14th, 2017

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  1. I honestly hope this gets shelved...parking downtown is challenging enough as it is currently that the last thing we need is to tighten it up further...

    Not only that, I would like to see the signage prohibiting left turns at Assembly & Greene Street makes it trickier than necessary for me to get to the Wendy's there and I feel like many people at that intersection ignore them anyway...

    I also believe that Lincoln & Devine Street intersection needs a traffic signal.


    14 Jun 17 at 10:30 pm

  2. I hope they don't go with the 2 lanes either. I work in the new building at 550 Assembly St (corner of Assembly and Blossom). When school is in session, we need those 4 lanes. What in the world do they have planned that they would need to take away parking and 2 lanes?


    15 Jun 17 at 11:14 am

  3. Ugh. Some people's kids. Too much parking?? I'm with Andrew hoping this gets shelved...and whichever NASA whiz-kid brought this up gets canned.

    Parking is a real sore spot with lotsa folks in Columbia, myself among them. Saying an area has too much comes across as an embarrassment of riches and sounds to me like some council-critter needs more real work on their desk.

    If only the Vista could have too much parking...

    Lone Wolf

    15 Jun 17 at 12:26 pm

  4. I can hear the conversation now...."How about we remove all the convenient storefront parking spaces and build a parking garage blocks away".

    I hope the planning commission consults the taxpayer base.

    Joe Shlabotnik

    16 Jun 17 at 5:16 am

  5. This is such a terrible idea. USC is determined to make everyone give up their vehicle.


    23 Jun 17 at 1:13 pm

  6. What Columbia needs is more of USC's fake stucco buildings instead of parking.

    And more empty retail spaces. Since there's not "retail apocalypse" under way.


    7 Jul 17 at 11:39 am

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