For weeks Walton County Commissioners have been talking about implementing a new parking ordinance in South Walton.
The changes would require restaurant owners to have one parking space for every 100 square feet, and one space for every 2 employees on the largest shift.
However, business owners have been coming up with a new plan to help resolve the problem, a 30A shuttle that would stop in front of restaurants, bars and stores.
“Each shuttle will remove 30 cars off the road,” said John Finch, Owner of Sunshine Shuttle. “And as you know there are a lot of people renting cars and bringing cars down here, they will come to 30A and know it has transportation."
Finch tells Newschannel 7 he was approached by business owners about the idea, after his company did the same thing for the Sandestin Resort.
"It is five months in and we have had over 168,000 people riding those shuttles there at Sandestin and we want to approach the same type of program on 30A,” said Finch.
The shuttle would be free to riders.
The funding would come from certain shareholders, which finch says still has to be determined.
"I wouldn't mind to pay,” said Hanie Nasri, GM of Marie’s Bistro on 30A. “My recommendation was to have the guests pay a daily fee that goes into the program, even if I pay, it will give them a reason to ride it."
But the tourist development council wants a more in depth plan.
"There was discussion and interest in more information, so that is usually the normal process for this,” said Jon Ervin, Marketing Director of Visit South Walton.
Finch says if everything goes as planned and the shuttle is a go, he hopes to have it up and running by Memorial Day Weekend.