Still, even though the main problem as the state sees it seems to be parking-related, it sounds like there're no plans to spend any of that money in ways that would encourage people to actually do anything but drive. Everything's going to be fine and dandy once we add just a few more parking spaces and get rid of the pesky trees that might drop limbs on our cars. I shudder to think of where that logic is going to put is in a few years.
Hopefully I'll hear back from Laidlaw soon regarding the tree crew's assertion that a combination of removing the trees' traffic islands and shrinking all the spaces by 6" during the re-striping would add 100 new spots.
I am not opposed to ways to decrease traffic and improve access. We added bike racks some time back to encourage biking and our locker rooms/showers are about to undergo improvements as well to support our MAC tenants who may choose an alternative means of transportation.
We're waiting to hear a final number of new spaces.