The City of Harrisonburg is casting a wide net for input on downtown parking and safety and congestion issues on the south side of the city.
Stone Spring/Erickson Avenue, Route 11 and Pear Street
We supported the Stone Spring connector as a needed east-west route through town close to the town center. Now that it’s been in use a few years, it’s time to evaluate some of its impacts and check in for improvements to any safety or congestion issues. The City is looking for input (it’s a quick survey) on the intersection of Pear Street and Stone Spring, where a new housing development is proposed, as well as feedback on your experience traveling via car or pedestrian means on South Route 11 between Stone Spring and Mosby Road.
City website for study: www.harrisonburgva.gov/south-main-study-2020
Survey closes Saturday, September 7
Harrisonburg is conducting a survey for input from those of you who visit downtown. They’ve partnered with a consulting firm to evaluate current parking capacity and needs and provide a suite of solutions that will include upgrades or enhancements to pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure and public transportation.
The process has been pretty comprehensive. Based on parking-use data collected last April, the firm has identified areas of downtown nearing parking capacity, has met with downtown businesses and homeowners, and will use the data from the public survey to paint the clearest picture of parking shortcomings and needs. Once the information is compiled, the firm will present potential solutions to the public for feedback then narrow the down options for a final proposal.
We’ve probably all had parking frustrations downtown, so it’s great the City is listening and addressing these concerns in such a public-driven manner.
City’s Downtown Parking page: www.harrisonburgva.gov/downtown-parking
Materials from August 28 public meeting: shenandoahalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Harrisonburg-Public-Meeting-1-FINAL-8.26.19.pdf
Survey closes Friday, September 6.