“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
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?
Where do you live?
SARASOTA AREA 23
OUT OF TOWN 2
Do you shop in downtown stores?
Have you used the new city parking garage?
Would you ever use it?
If no, what keeps you from shopping downtown more?
Limited business hours
THE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED DOWNTOWN IN LATE SUMMER, WHEN THE NEW PARKING METERS WERE NOT IN USE.