LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - When you hear the words "parking downtown" many people associate that with stress and frustration. The number of spaces available, free or paid, seems to be limited to some residents and visitors. But is it really as much of a problem as some make it out to be?
The main issue when it comes to parking downtown deals with inconveniences. Most people would prefer to park right next to their destination; when in reality, that's rarely an option.
Public Parking. Free parking. 2 hour and 1 hour parking. There are plenty of signs downtown telling you where and how long you can park in certain areas.
"Really if you look at all the things that are going on down here, and the parking that's available within two or three blocks, it's really pretty good and often free," says Paul Austin, a downtown employee.
Although he hears people talk about parking problems, Austin thinks they're overreacting.