25 Person Poll

By: Forest Balderson

“We’ve traveled from Hilton Head, South Carolina. A dollar is what we’re used to paying [in other cities].” —Elizabeth R., traveler Primary reason for coming downtown Dining                         nnnnnnnnnnnn Shopping                    nnnnnnn Business                     nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Other                          nnn Would you have come downtown today if you had to use and pay for the new parking meters? Yes 13; No 12 […]


“We’ve traveled from Hilton Head, South Carolina. A dollar is what we’re used to paying [in other cities].” —Elizabeth R., traveler

Primary reason for coming downtown

Dining                         nnnnnnnnnnnn

Shopping                    nnnnnnn

Business                     nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Other                          nnn

Would you have come downtown today if you had to use and pay for the new parking meters?

Yes 13; No 12

Do you agree with some merchants that parking meters will kill downtown business?

YES     nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

NO       nnnnnnnnnn

Where do you live?

SARASOTA AREA        23

OUT OF TOWN             2

 

Do you shop in downtown stores?

YES
19

NO
6

 

Have you used the new city parking garage?

6 Yes

19 No

Would you ever use it?

19 Yes

6 No

 

If no, what keeps you from shopping downtown more?

Parking
nnn

Limited business hours
nnnnn

Limited merchandise
nnnnnnn

Too expensive
nnnnnn

THE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED DOWNTOWN IN LATE SUMMER, WHEN THE NEW PARKING METERS WERE NOT IN USE.

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