Transforming Parking into Parks in Ithaca Begins at the Top
After becoming Ithaca's youngest-ever mayor earlier this year, at 25 years old, one of Myrick's first moves as head of the city was to ditch his car and join the estimated 15% of residents who walk and take public transportation to work. So what to do about his now-vacant reserved downtown parking spot?
"Instead of letting it stand empty, last week he began to, as he put it, 'turn the Mayor's parking space into a park space,'" writes Laskow. "Myrick hasn't given up driving entirely; he belongs to the local Ithaca Carshare and told the Ithaca Times, 'I love driving I miss my car.' But he's also working to enhance Ithaca's transportation options."