CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Parking in downtown Charleston is not to be taken lightly.
Those who frequent the area know it can require patience and a pretty penny, but the City of Charleston says they are working to make improvements.
They recently completed a six-month-long parking study — the first since 1998.
In it, they learned how intertwined transportation and parking truly is and the need to improve driving alternatives to get on and off the peninsula especially for those who work in downtown creating more space for others.
“They even brought in experts from Columbus, Ohio, Seattle, Washington and Charlotte, North Carolina because they had just gone through their parking study process and brought best practices to us,” said Keith Benjamin, director of traffic and transportation for the City of Charleston. “So, it’s really us making sure we’re communicating as much as possible to the public about the updates, opportunities and changes that will benefit their use of parking in the city.”
The study took six months to complete.