Tomorrow night at 7pm at Falls Pres (Midvale and Vaux) there will be a vote on a controversial initiative to add parking to East Falls' riverfront business district. There are people who feel very strongly that this is a good proposal (I am one of them) and there are people who think it's an awful idea. I call them the 'not one blade of grass' people. Essentially the plan, as I understand it, is to move the curbline in at the Inn Yard park to create parking where people used to park on the sidewalk before the bike racks and trees were installed to block this. There would still be a footway for pedestrians. I'm hoping that the travel lanes would shrink (they're overly wide now) so that the curb doesn't need to be set back the full width of a parking space, but honestly I'm not sure. Either way, I find it to be incredibly frustrating that when I am driving south on Ridge and I need to run an errand, I need to turn my vehicle around in order to park legally, then if I need to continue south I need to turn the vehicle around again. Having parking on both sides of Ridge needs to be something that we build into our plan, so that whenever anyone wants to redevelop a parcel along that stretch of Ridge, the curblines are adjusted to allow for parking on that side of Ridge. That is the plan for the Rivage site, and I'd like it to be the plan for the stretch where the Inn Yard is, and for all of the Ridge in our commercial district. Existing buildings would be grandfathered in, of course.