A public parking forum Thursday at Carrboro Elementary School took into account the opinions of the public regarding the current parking situation in downtown Carrboro.
VHB engineering, a consulting firm working with the town of Carrboro, and town staff are gathering thoughts and ideas from the public to see how they feel about the current parking setup.
Transportation planner Bergen Watterson explained how important the opinion of the public is to a situation like public parking.
"It is these people that are doing the parking, not us. We don't have feet on the ground all the time," she said. "It's always important to get the public's opinion. I mean these are the people, to be cliche, who 'live, work and play' in Carrboro."
The project is currently in a trial period, in which the main priority is to collect general data from the public to come to a general conclusion that will lead town leaders of Carrboro to a solution.