Thought I'd put this here as it relates to econimics of the downtown core. By the end of last week metered parking was just over 71% of last year. I think this is very encouraging. Short-term parking limits are back in the core and through the last 4 weeks we've seen a solid increase of 4-7% increase in transactions compared to last year. Downtown is kind of buzzing and anecdotally there are a few businesses still closed but everyone seems to be getting going. Parkades are a little slower at about 60% by the end of last week but they seem to be increasing transactions a little faster over the last few weeks. Looking at a very solid July, not normal but recovery is better than anticipated back in April.
How about outside of the downtown? I have a business in the Rock Bay area. Parking rules haven't been enforced for a very long time. Some folks have figured this out and park all day in 15 minute loading zones and 1 hr spots. I've called to report specific vehicles and am told someone will attend, but rarely happens.