Remove Parking Meters From Thayer Street District - NOW!
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Over the last 6 months, as the City of Providence has installed new parking meters in the Thayer Street district, the merchants on Thayer Street have seen business deteriorate significantly.
The meters cannot easily be used, they are not practical, they are not customer-friendly. The city is well-meaning, but this parking experiment was a misguided effort.
The merchants of Thayer Street share a common vision of Thayer Street as a place that is customer friendly; a shopping, entertainment and dining experience where visitors to the street can stay and patronize several businesses on a single visit. This is a critical part of what makes the financial viability of Thayer Street work.
The new parking meter experiment has negated the ability for the pool of businesses to share customers. The new parking meters are driving customers away from Thayer Street in droves. Patrons who used to come from nearby towns to support our businesses have been left with no choice but to seek entertainment, shopping and dining elsewhere.
We support immediately removing parking meters on Thayer Street and the surrounding side streets from Waterman Street to Lloyd Avenue.
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