Parking data shows sudden shift in activity in Downtown Boise

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The streets of downtown Boise seem quieter. Some say it’s like a ghost town.

Data from the Capital City Development Corporation shows the sudden shift in behavior in light of COVID-19.

The urban renewal agency’s parking system currently has 3,179 total spaces. At noon on Tuesday, March 10th (generally the busiest time of day), 2,127 of those spaces had a car parked in it – or 67% occupancy.

Exactly one week later, on Tuesday, March 17th, cars sat in 1,181 of the spaces. That’s 37.2% of all spaces in use. Overall, occupancy dropped by 44.5%.

TUESDAY, MAR 10 – noon
GarageTotal Spaces# of Cars% Occupied
Cap & Main49536373%
9th & Main38631582%
10th & Front54338972%
9th & Front58438866%
Cap & Myrtle34317150%
11th & Front82850161%​

TUESDAY, MAR 17 – noon
GarageTotal Spaces# of Cars% Occupied
Cap & Main49521443%
9th & Main38615941%
10th & Front54322141%
9th & Front58420134%
Cap & Myrtle34310731%
11th & Front82827934%
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