By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent
A much-anticipated conversation around Old Town Scottsdale’s parking woes illustrate the need for better advertisement, signage and distribution of available spaces for motorists looking to spend time downtown.
While the question of just how much parking is available, or needed, was not readily available during a Feb. 11 study session on the topic, the city’s elected officials appeared to agree that some changes need to be sought. From more available signage, to simply publicizing where parking can be found, Scottsdale City Council agreed their parking system is not perfect.
Of the reported 18,000 public and private parking spaces in Old Town Scottsdale, the issue appears to settle on the fact that motorists are not aware — or simply can’t find — where to go to park when they arrive downtown.