Fayetteville officials seek more input on transportation and parking needs

Fayetteville officials are still gathering input about what works and what doesn’t work with the city’s transportation and parking programs.

More than 1,000 people have so far given feedback through a series of mobile workshops held last month, according to a news release. Officials hope to gather even more input using an online survey.

City engineer Chris Brown said the work is part of an ongoing process to create a new mobility plan that will help prioritize and guide sidewalk, street, and intersection improvement projects.

He said the plan will also address paid parking in two busy areas of town.

“Right now we have two different systems for how we handle paid parking on Dickson Street and in the downtown area,” said Brown. “We’re looking for recommendations for making those (systems) easier to understand, and potentially, having the same rules for each location.”

Drivers must pay to park in the Dickson Street area from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily. The cost is 50¢ per hour until 5 p.m. on weekdays and until 6 p.m. on weekends. The cost increases to $1 per hour until 2 a.m.

In the downtown square area, metered paid parking runs from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekdays, and is free on weekends. Rates vary depending on location, and several spaces around the square are free for 2 hours.

The survey is available through June 17 at surveymonkey.com.

More information about the project is available at the Fayetteville Mobility Plan online portal, which includes a project timeline, and links to the survey and an interactive map.