Message by MadDimension, in Charlottesville 2.0, #demonstration_tactics
Plus it will piss people off?
This is where we parked last time.
At least that's where my group parked.
Is this the lot you are saying will be closed?
I suggested that earlier as well, there are a few schools in the are none is truly close walking proximity but shuttling, yes.
The Omni lot literally connects to that one. Just happens to be more secure, they have security watching the lot cameras etc.
For egress, we start marching away all together and the shuttles will gradually pick up people from the front
Is Omni parking available for the public, or do you need to be a guest? If it is covered, what is the clearance on the ceiling?
That is not the lot that will be closed. It is one that fills up faster during the summer time. It really depends on if the locals are going to try to avoid the area like the plague that day.
Or how many people will be in town for this event. We don't see a lot of things like this here locally and I imagine it will draw some sizable crowds from all sides.
Part of me wishes we would crowd fund busses and leave from 5 miles away and roll up right next to the park like the New England Patriots.
^^^ there you go 😂
PARKING: People are either going to need to pay a few shekels to park in the Parking Garage about ($10 for the day) or we can shuttle them in from a nearby location like Darden-Towe Park
When 6-10 bus loads pull up and unload everyone it would send a message
Omni has open and closed lots and also will allow for busses to be parked there as well, you are not required to be a guest.
We can probably shuttle people in, but the shuttles will need to be parked closeby. Omni should work if that's the case.
@everyone It's absolutely critical that you not mill about in small groups, you'll get overtaken
every possible effort should be made to link up as soon as possible, shuttling is probably the best bet
@MadDimension Darden towe may possibly be packed that day I can check on the park schedules. Soccer games and other sports there. I was thinking Omni for Private or Clark School for public parking.
Also, Monticello high school has sizable lots and is about a 5 min drive (straight shot) from the downtown mall and outside city limits.
What about the McDonald's and Staples parking lots?
The Parking Garage at Carver Rec is open to the public as well
They have both started to crack down on parking.
I was just going to mention Carver. It ultimately all depends on if there are any other events.
We need to make a list of solid parking locations. Carver should be #1. What else?
Should be okay early on a Saturday
There are the water street and market street garages
those are the closest
Water street lot between the metered lot and garage is closed down for the farmers market on Saturday's people start crowding that area heavily at 7am or earlier.
good to know
Look for somewhere 10 minutes outside of town that people could park cars at
Downtown parking should be for all the vans we can muster primarily, secondarily for POVs
There are a number of garages at the uni
I've never crowd funded anything. Is there a fee to just opening a request?
There are lots of people who like what we are doing that aren't going. What if we just started wesearcher requests. Some could be for crazy stuff (like a helicopter for Antifa rides). It would be funny and some of them might actually get funded. That would make planning much easier.
@Tyrone Not just to open, but WeSearcher takes something like 15% off the top.
I feel like garages would be unsafe if we have a pack of ferals following us. Or just generally unsafe since the entirety of Charlottesville will know about our presence this time. Idk. I made a point to find street parking about 10-15 minutes walking distance from where we were demonstrating last time.