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City Of Bloomington Seeks Public Input On Parking Infrastructure

Terre Haute will use Bloomington as a model when considering the implementation of parking meters.

The City of Bloomington wants to know what residents think about the parking structure throughout town. The city is asking for input ahead of a new parking study it will conduct early next year.

Scott Robinson is the city’s Planning Services Manager. He says two meetings next week will serve as the study’s crucial first step, with public feedback helping set the tone of what the city addresses going forward.

“As the study moves on, based a lot on that initial feedback, we can begin to work towards some of those recommendations and things we need to address in and around the downtown area,” Robinson says.

Robinson expects the City Parking Commission to deliver its financial review of the city’s metered parking system to the City Council in early January. Mayor John Hamilton made it a goal to reduce the failure rate of the meters, which averaged 10 percent in April.

Residents can weigh in on Bloomington’s parking policies during meetings Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 7 at City Hall. Both meetings will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 PM in the City Council chambers.

An online survey for additional input will also be available on the city’s website by sometime next week.

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