Controversial idea for downtown Pullman would eliminate 41 parking spaces

Controversial idea for downtown Pullman would eliminate 41 parking spaces »Play Video
Traffic solutions are needed
PULLMAN, WA – For years the Pullman City Council has gotten complaints about downtown evening traffic, but is it bad enough to completely change downtown? Council members are trying to decide.

At last night’s meeting they heard four suggestions from analysts on how to alleviate congestion during peak traffic hours. One idea was extremely controversial because it eliminates 41 parking spaces from downtown streets.

“That would be devastating to our section of the downtown,” said Pullman Honda Owner Russ Coggins. “And my question to you is, is it worth it? You know, the best case scenario I heard was to save ten seconds.”

The other suggestions include adding signs that divert traffic around downtown, making Grande Avenue and Kamiakin Street a couplet and changing the time delays of the traffic lights.

The council is still considering all options.