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#4141 vortoozo

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 10:57 AM

Those systems tend to make sense in large parkades with multiple routes of travel in order to direct vehicles to the closest spot.

Most of our parkades only have one direction of travel (apart from the lower level - and that's sort of addressed with the "level full" sign - at least at View Street). Otherwise you just drive the same path as everyone else until you find an open spot.

Not sure it's worth the cost/benefit for our relatively smaller parkades. Are you willing to pay a bit more for parking to cover the cost of installation to have a green light over the first open space?

It's neat, but doesn't really pass the $$ test.



#4142 DustMagnet

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 11:53 AM

[Thoughtful analysis]
 

It's neat, but doesn't really pass the $$ test.

 

But it is neat.

Actually, I wonder if there is a detrimental side-effect: people focusing on the next green light might proceed a little faster and with a little less caution than they might if they were actively hunting for an open spot.



#4143 Mike K.

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:42 AM

It looks like paid parking is coming to Kingston Street in James Bay.


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#4144 tedward

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 08:03 AM

^ Where? There isn't any space for paid parking that isn't already that I know of. 


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#4145 Cats4Hire

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 08:07 AM

^ Where? There isn't any space for paid parking that isn't already that I know of. 

according to Street View (May 2018) Street parking looks free just between Menzies and Oswego limited to 1 hour and the rest residential parking only



#4146 Mike K.

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 08:10 AM

At least on the north side of the 400-block between Oswego and Menzies.


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#4147 tedward

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 08:07 AM

Ah, sorry, I thought we were talking about a new parking lot.


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#4148 UDeMan

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 01:29 PM

Quebec Street is now pay parking 7 days a week.  Before, It was 1 hour free parking mon-fri and free all day saturday and sunday.  



#4149 Mike K.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 01:09 PM

-Bastion Square/Yates Street parkade elevator slated for three month closure-

The Bastion Square Parkade elevator will be out of service for improvements from September 3 to December 3 to accommodate the installation of a modernized elevator cab and new mechanical systems.

The parkade's two stairwells will remain open at all times. A free EV-shuttle service will be available Monday - Saturday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for those who have difficulty with stairs. Once parked, customers are asked to wait at the elevator stairwell for the shuttle to arrive. Signs will be posted.

Alternate parking with elevator service is available at the City’s four other parkades: Johnson Street Parkade (750 Johnson Street); Centennial Square Parkade (645 Fisgard Street); View Street Parkade (743 View Street); and Broughton Street Parkade (745 Broughton Street below the Central Library).

The City of Victoria is committed to improving the parking experience downtown. We appreciate your patience while we make these service upgrades.

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#4150 Nparker

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 07:07 PM

...The Bastion Square Parkade elevator will be out of service for improvements from September 3 to December 3 to accommodate the installation of a modernized elevator cab and new mechanical systems ...

As long as there is no interruption to the musical handrails. That would be unacceptable.



 



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