Two hundred public parking spaces have been made available with the dedication of a park-and-ride lot on Level 3 of the Civic Center parking structure to offset the removal of spaces on E Street for the creation of a transit corridor.
Motorists can enter the structure from the east side of E Street between 2nd and Court streets; the north side of 2nd Street between E and D streets; and the west side of D Street between 2nd and 3rd streets.
The use of center-running lanes on E Street for the sbX bus rapid transit (BRT) service has eliminated left turns in and out of driveways between intersections. Southbound vehicles entering the E Street entrance to the parking structure can make a u turn at 2nd Street or a left turn on 2nd and a left at the 2nd Street entrance.
Left turns in and out of driveways between intersections have been eliminated throughout the center portion of the BRT corridor, from E Street and 10th street north of downtown to Hospitality Lane and Waterman Avenue. To compensate for the loss of left turns, a total of 19 u-turn signals will be added to the corridor. Hospitality Lane between Waterman and Tippecanoe followed these traffic-flow patterns prior to the addition of center-running bus lanes.
– David Rutherford