Charge for curbside parking everywhere in Vancouver, and provide 1 free permit per homeowner grant.
The draft Greenest City Action Plan will include directions to advance parking policies that encourage a reduction in vehicle ownership and driving, support sustainable transportation choices, and increase housing affordability near transit. Better management of curbside parking will help to reduce cruising and congestion caused by drivers searching for an available space. Redesigning the residential parking permit program will address parking spillover concerns associated with off-street reductions and better reflect actual street space value.
Actually, the lack of parking for non-homeowners reduces people's ability to carpool. For example if I want to leave my car at a friend's house and take only 1 car on a hiking trip, the lack of free parking will discourage me from doing so and I will need to drive extra distance.
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People that rent their homes have renters parking their cars on public side streets. The streets at night are just load with vehicles. Yes they should have a parking permit to park on the street. At least the city can get some revenue from all the illegal suites.
Although that may cause the parkers to cram into the back alleys.
Great idea. I can't see why people should be allowed to leave their unused private property on public land for free. That space should be available for street hockey, yard sales, benches. If someone wants to use it to store their car when their not using it to drive around, then they should pay.