Funk Zone Parking Poll
By edhat staff
On Tuesday (4/23), Santa Barbara's City Council meeting will vote on whether the Funk Zone should have metered parking.
Santa Barbara released their Funk Zone Access and Parking Assessment Study which recommends strategic actions to improve access and optimize the use of parking resources.
According to the study, it found that "while the existing parking supply is sufficient, utilization is unbalanced. The most convenient parking is free, and often congested, while parking that is farther away requires payment. In addition to prioritizing parking needs, local stakeholders want to create a safe and inviting neighborhood that retains its funky character and encourages use of alternative transportation."
The study recommends action items such as metered parking, removing illegal signage of public parking for private parking, extend nighttime parking hours, add employee parking permits and new employee parking spaces, add a downtown shuttle stop, add pickup/dropoff zones for ride sharing, and more. The council's agenda report can be found here.
Do you think parking in the Funk Zone should be metered? Vote in our poll below: