The people in Normal have said that there is a lack of parking at the library. When I have been there, I have seen at least 20 spaces for cars to be parked. The real problem is not that there isn't enough space, it's that everyone else gets there before I do and every space near the door is full. A way to get more availability for those spaces nearest the door would be to charge for parking. The nearest spaces would be most expensive and the farthest least expensive. The library could even use the money to replace some of the tax income it receives.
The airport wants more money. How about charging for parking? They don't even think that is a possibility. If they charged more for the spaces nearest the terminal, the people who want to walk the least could use their money to get that advantage. If they charged an average of $1 a day, for each space, for customers and for employees we even might get a few more people to use the bus (which we support with our taxes because hardly anyone rides it). Wherever a street or lot is full, the price is too low and it's not fair to have first come, first served when the last one to come may need that space more than the first.
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Gary Stevens, Bloomington