Tallahassee Reports continues to get a number of emails from those affected by the new City of Tallahassee parking program. Most of these emails focus on the fairness issue and the money involved. Click here to see an application for the City Employee Parking program.
A review by Tallahassee Reports indicates that one reason the parking program may be implemented is because it qualifies as a green program.
Fact 1 : The parking application program provides for “Alternative Transportation” which includes bike riding, bus riding, and car pooling. Those that choose “Alternative Transportation” three days a week will receive a discount on parking fees.
Fact 2: The City’s Green Initiatives 2008 Annual Report indicates that:
The City shall utilize a collaborative approach to environmental stewardship, which raises awareness among its employees, engages its citizens, and seeks to develop public-private partnerships. The effectiveness of this policy shall be monitored and validated through a comprehensive measurement and verification methodology……the City will develop transportation policies that”promote alternative fuels and ecncourage commuter choices.