Parking space, that is.
I just posted an interactive map of off-street parking lots in downtown Roanoke in the DataSphere. There are 30 of these suckers with, get this, over 6,500 spaces available. Four thousand are in city-owned lots and garages alone.
Of course, you have to pay, but for all the people who seem to think parking is too much of a hassle to come downtown, lack of a place to leave your jalopy ain’t the issue.
What is it about Roanokers that so many of us must park on the street directly in front of where we’re headed, and do it for free, or we’d just rather not go?
What gives? Are we just not cosmopolitan enough? And if we’re too provincial to want to pay to park, will we be sophistocated enough to bother with the new art museum?