Comment 71562

By d.knox (registered) | Posted November 23, 2011 at 14:55:25

It does seem that there could be a solution to this, but it requires creative thinking and flexibility. Councillor McHattie mentioned some previous ideas (some successful, but I don't have the details). There was one plan to include transit passes with condos, but opposition (I don't know from whom - as I said, I'm lacking details) based on likelihood for future funding of the passes. One project proposed bike lockers, which honestly seems like a great idea to me given my experience with a bike in a building.

Perhaps a combined carrot/stick approach of charging extra for parking spaces to subsidize transit passes and also eliminating new buildings which receive parking exemptions from entitlement to on-street parking permits? I agree that it doesn't seem fair to stress neighbourhoods with parking requirements it isn't able to accommodate, but if we want to start seeing some of the desired intensification, there has to be a way to facilitate the infill. (edit for typo)

Comment edited by d.knox on 2011-11-23 14:56:30

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