I had guests this last weekend and was reminded how parking around the city has grown to be pretty big problem. I am very much in favor of people walking and taking public transportation, but for someone visiting out of town this isn’t always possible because they have to park their cars first. I think the obvious solution is to build ramps in the downtown area. Ramps are efficient spatially and can be built underground. They should be operated by the city as most businesses reserve their lots for their patrons and the resulting revenue could be put toward promoting public transportation and cleaning up downtown. Perhaps in my limited exposure to the city I overestimate the problem. The solution could be as simple as setting up signs to better guide drivers to parking. But from my experience improvement is necessary.