Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cole proposes shuttles for Market parking woes

Cincinnati City Councilmember Laketa Cole has proposed the use of shuttle buses to alleviate the parking crunch that occurs at Findlay Market on Saturdays and Sundays.

In a motion presented to council, Cole suggested that the City look into the feasibility of operating City-owned buses between the market and the Town Center Garage, located beneath the WCET studios at 1251 Central Parkway.

She also asked that the City look into the likely costs, as well as other budget-neutral solutions.

"A shuttle between the City-owned WCET garage – which sits mostly empty during the weekend morning and early afternoon hours – and Findlay Market could help spur development in the area and be a true asset to our City," Cole said in a statement accompanying the motion.

No timetable has been set for a report on the proposal.