Downtown parking meters causing frustrations
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
The City of Tulsa plans to replace parking meters downtown, if the mayor’s proposed budget is approved. But the change isn’t coming fast enough for downtown drivers or some businesses.
“We had a nice four year run downtown, a learning experience,” explained Lambrusco’z owner, Nancy Bruce, who says they decided two weeks ago, to close the downtown location, in part because of parking.
“Parking, everybody complains about parking and they don’t even remember they have a good sandwich because they are complaining about parking,” said Bruce, who is now focused on the original, Brookside location, hardly missing the challenges of downtown, which included parking.
“Everybody down there is battling with the parking,” said Bruce.
Lucky Fletcher and his wife Erica, are downtown a lot, and say the current meters are hard to find.
“You never know which corner to go to feed the meter. There is no clear signage or anything that makes it immediately obvious,” said Fletcher.
The City of Tulsa will send the bid for leased meters, out soon, pending the approval of the mayor’s budget.