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Drones to study parking in downtown

7 months ago Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:46:08 AM CDT August 28, 2014 Thursday, August 28 2014 Aug 28, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Drones will be used to study parking in downtown Baton Rouge during peak traffic hours.

The drones will be buzzing around Thursday during the morning and afternoon rush times, as well as during lunch. A parking study has not been conducted since 2004. In the past ten years, several changes have been made to make parking easier in downtown, but more work needs to be done as the area continues to grow.

The study will examine where congestion is happening, as well as what areas could accommodate more street parking, parking lots or parking structures. The Director of the Downtown Development District says drones are being used to save money.

"The last time we did this, we had to hire a lot of students to go out and count spots at different times of the day," Davis Rhorer explained. "This will allow us to get out there and cover things more quickly."

2une In's Rebecca Buchanan was downtown this morning to preview the drone flyovers. Click on the video for more information.

We'll have more information on the parking study later today on WBRZ News 2.

 

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