06 Apr 2017 Main Street Pilot Project
2017 Main Street Pilot Project
Beautiful Downtown Lewiston (BDL) is partnering with the City of Lewiston Public Works Department to implement a temporary pilot project on Main Street from April 9 to early June 2017.
The pilot project will temporarily re-stripe Main Street between 8th and 9th to test out parallel parking on the north side of Main Street, two lanes of east bound traffic and diagonal parking on the south side of Main Street. The project’s goals are to slow traffic speeds, increase pedestrian and bike safety in the area and increase parking adjacent to Main Street businesses.
The purpose of the pilot project is to test methods to create a more pedestrian friendly downtown Lewiston while also increasing parking on Main Street. “I frequently hear from merchants and customers about the need to slow traffic speeds and increase parking in downtown Lewiston,” noted Courtney Kramer, BDL Executive Director.
The pilot project will also introduce diagonal parking on Lewiston’s Main Street for the first time. Community members will have an opportunity to test two types of diagonal parking; nose-in and back-in diagonal parking. Community preference will determine which kind of diagonal parking is included in final implementation of the pilot project, which would propose to remove some of the large concrete planters to extend the number of diagonal parking spaces created.