Business owners on the north side of Main Street love the idea of adding diagonal parking while some council members are strongly committed to adding 5-foot-wide bicycle lanes along Main Street.
City Public Works Director William Gray says flatly that bicycle lanes and diagonal parking aren’t compatible on Main Street between Broadway and Race, that the street isn’t wide enough.
Main Street business owners say they like the fact that diagonal parking would add eight spaces on the block between Broadway and Race.
“The idea of going green is all good, but my shoppers aren’t going to ride a bicycle,” said Van Boyd, manager of Heel To Toe, a shoe store at 106 W. Main St.
Read more in the News-Gazette: “Cycling concerns have Urbana in parking predicament“