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Unread 05-05-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Default Free/cheap parking downtown?

I will be working downtown. While in Columbia, I chatted with a woman who said that when she worked downtown, she parked at the Coliseum for free and took a shuttle to work. I'm not sure how long ago this was (within the last 10 years at least).

Does anyone know anything about this? I haven't found anything about it online.

Thanks!
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Unread 05-05-2010, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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There are streets in the downtown area where there are no meters, but they're few and far between. The city garages downtown are inexpensive, but not free. Specifically what part of downtown will you be working?
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Unread 05-05-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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There are streets in the downtown area where there are no meters, but they're few and far between. The city garages downtown are inexpensive, but not free. Specifically what part of downtown will you be working?
There are NO streets or spots in downtown Greenville with meters.
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Unread 05-05-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Hey g-man430..why don't you just take a hike?

You're not being helpful at all in this thread.
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Unread 05-05-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Yeah, that's rude. Please don't hijack my thread with your crap about Greenville. I am genuinely looking for help here.

I'll be working near the capitol. I have a map of garages but if there was a reliable free option, as the person I chatted with had referenced, then I would take it if I could find out anything about it. If not, I will pay to park seeing as I may have no other alternative.
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Unread 05-05-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Just telling the truth.
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Unread 05-05-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Just telling the truth.
Who cares?
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Unread 05-05-2010, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Who cares?
I do, I do, I do. Kidding.
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Unread 05-06-2010, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Actually I just heard on NPR yesterday that major cities nationwide are going back to parking meters. A lady in the report (I forget who she was.) said one day soon people will look back and not be able to believe there were ever free places to park, or spaces where you had 90 free minutes before getting a ticket. I'd say in Columbia at the present you would have to walk a ways to park for free, but there are streets with meter-less parking spaces.
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Unread 05-07-2010, 07:03 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Yesterday, I used the IM service on the library's webpage to ask about this. They didn't know of any free arrangements like that for downtown workers, but they sent me a link to USC's parking services which provides parking at the Coliseum and a shuttle around campus. That's probably what the woman was referring to. Oh well. It was worth trying!
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