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City Council Seeks Loop Traffic, Parking Study

To see impact of new developments in the area.

The City Council approved a measure Monday directing City Manager Lehman Walker to see an RFQ (request for quotation) to do a comprehensive traffic and parking study in the Delmar Loop and surrounding neighborhoods.

The idea was proposed by Councilman Michael Glickert and was approved 5-0. Mayor Shelley Welsch and Councilman Byron Price were not at Monday's meeting.

Glickert said with the number of questions from residents regarding the and it would fit with existing traffic and parking, he thought a study was in order.

Councilman Stephen Kraft also noted the next step of the Parkview Gardens plan, which has not been implemented but looks at improvements in the area, was a traffic and parking study.

"It seems like there are a lot of issues that come up with traffic and parking in that area," he said. "I don't think this is just about the trolley."

The city will seek the proposals and come back to the board. Councilman Terry Crow asked Walker to come back to the council with a ballpark figure on the cost.

He also warned residents that with grant funding for the Loop Trolley expected in September, the traffic study will be "after the fact."

Joe Clooney July 24, 2012 at 10:24 PM
I would think the trolley company would have done a study already? Ask them.

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