Do you live in an inner-urban area (that's tight on parking) - well it seems that 'the city' wants to 'pressure' you into abandoning the use of your own vehicle, through a myriad of high-pressure de-vehiculation policies.
Welcome to your 'new green world':
VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver is allowing car-sharing companies to park their vehicles-for-hire in residential neighbourhoods already strapped for space, in the hope more people will start sharing transportation.
Carli Edwards, the city’s manager of neighbourhood parks and transportation, said city bylaws allow the car companies to use permit-parking spots as holding bays in residential neighbourhoods where they have a high customer base.
The idea is to reduce the number of private vehicles in the area, she said, by making the shared cars more accessible.
“This is going to give people options to their owning a private car and parking it. If a car is going to be on the street, it’s going to be used,” Edwards said.
The move has frustrated some residents of apartments along West 1st Avenue near Pennyfarthing Drive in Kitsilano, who say three cars2go vehicles are perpetually parked on their street, sometimes for days, forcing residents to drive around looking for a free space
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Coun. Geoff Meggs said he can understand residents’s frustration but that car sharing is extremely popular.
He said he expects the company will reallocate cars that aren’t being used to other neighbourhoods where they’re more in demand.
“The cooperative car is going to be a feature of city life,” he said. “They’re going to reduce the need for parking as people start to use them.”
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