It's a common belief that parking in downtown Wichita is scarce -- but it's not true. What is little-seen and rarely understood is the web of policies that enforce and incentivize an auto-oriented development pattern.
Downtown Wichita has more parking spaces than people. The NCAA Tournament reminds us of our challenges breaking away from car-dependence.
Of course, if your options are either spend ten minutes braving the unpredictable Kansas weather whilst trudging across windswept swaths of nothingness or spend two minutes in the comfort of your climate-controlled glass-and-steel cage in carefree search of (usually free) parking... you will choose the latter.