Generally, new development is not helping with Sidney’s parking needs. I have read the parking study and I am not convinced the ratios used are appropriate to the reality of Sidney. We are seeing a dramatic increase in density and traffic. Street level parking in new buildings might be cheaper to build, but it kills available ground floor retail space and room for food services, thus killing pedestrian traffic for whole blocks. We should be planning for reduced car traffic and increased alternative transportation modes, but the current reality is people are using cars and the volume of cars is increasing each year, with parking not keeping up.