HOUSTON—Parking in downtown Houston can sometimes be like navigating a maze of signs that don’t seem to make any sense, but on Tuesday Mayor Annise Parker talked about making life easier for drivers.
The goal of the project is to improve signage, meters, and special lanes in downtown Houston. Parker unveiled the new signs that will appear downtown.
“There are things that parkers do that they shouldn’t do, and there are things that we can do to make it easier to navigate downtown,” she said.
Houston has 108 different signs telling people where they can and can’t park, Parker said she wants to cut that down to 20, and limit street parking to just three hours.
“(So) that we drop the number of parking tickets issued in downtown Houston,” Parker said.
The mayor said the parking makeover has already begun on the Eastside near the George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park. It will spread to the rest of downtown over the next nine months.