Residents near Canada Line face $33 parking fees

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

David Karp

Residents living near four Canada Line stations in Vancouver will be required to pay $33 a year to park outside their homes if a staff recommendation to city council is approved.

A report being presented to council on Tuesday recommends permit parking for residents living close to the King Edward, Oakridge-41st Avenue, Langara-49th Avenue and Marine Drive stations. Starting next fall, residents would need to purchase permits to park on nearby streets from Monday to Saturday before 6 p.m.

The one-time costs of installing parking signs are estimated at $90,000, while revenue from the parking permits is estimated to be $38,000 each year. Enforcement of the permits is expected to generate additional revenue, said assistant city engineer Jerry Dobrovolny.

The report also recommends council designate commercial areas near the four stations as meter zones, which would allow staff to bring in parking meters at their discretion. Parking would cost $1 an hour, according to the report.

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