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Letter to the editor

LETTER: Parking requirement detracts from appeal of secondary suites in Oak Bay

Such a policy would set municipality back during a climate emergency, reader writes

  • Apr 16, 2022

 

Deep Cove Market owner Rosemary Scott, pictured in 2020, disagrees with council’s decision to remove frontage parking spots around her store and create parallel street parking. While the nearby parking lot is controlled by the store, the frontage spots on West Saanich and Birch roads are municipal property. (Black Press Media file photo)

Parking pickle prompts changes around Deep Cove Market in North Saanich

Store owner questions municipality’s promise of increased safety for all

 

Shawn Taylor said the five acres he handed over to the CVRD in 2004 as part of a rezoning deal should stay as parkland and not be used for a large parking lot for the Kinsol Trestle. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

100-vehicle parking lot pitched for Island’s historic Kinsol Trestle raising concerns

Man whose family who donated Shawnigan Lake area property wanted it used for parkland

 

Oak Bay features two Modo cars in action already as the company looks to build. (modo.coop)

Car share company seeks tweaks to be more viable on Oak Bay streets

Bylaws limit commercial parking abilities, impacts membership growth

Oak Bay features two Modo cars in action already as the company looks to build. (modo.coop)
Sidney will soon start selling monthly daytime parking passes in the parking lot behind the Oceanna building. The permits will allow passholders to stay longer than the three hours permitted for all other lot users. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney to issue more daytime parking passes in downtown core

Some councillors fear the move will impact availability of customer parking

Sidney will soon start selling monthly daytime parking passes in the parking lot behind the Oceanna building. The permits will allow passholders to stay longer than the three hours permitted for all other lot users. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Rendering of the three-storey proposal for 713 St. Patrick St. in Oak Bay. (Novus Properties report)

4 parking spots planned for 3-storey proposal at former Caseys Market site in Oak Bay

Plan would include 6 e-bikes and 6 parking passes for rental unit residents

Rendering of the three-storey proposal for 713 St. Patrick St. in Oak Bay. (Novus Properties report)
Vehicles sit parked along the onramp to the Trans-Canada Highway in View Royal on Monday afternoon. The hot weather is driving people to Thetis Lake Regional Park, for which the designated parking lot fills up quickly. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

View Royal neighbours furious as Thetis Lake visitors overflow CRD parking lots

Hot weather escalates annual parking problems at popular park

Vehicles sit parked along the onramp to the Trans-Canada Highway in View Royal on Monday afternoon. The hot weather is driving people to Thetis Lake Regional Park, for which the designated parking lot fills up quickly. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
The St. Michaels University School junior campus in Oak Bay backs on to Falkland Road where residents are concerned over parking and traffic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

More talks needed to solve parking problem near Oak Bay elementary school

Parking, traffic problem conversation set to continue for St. Michaels University School

The St. Michaels University School junior campus in Oak Bay backs on to Falkland Road where residents are concerned over parking and traffic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
(Black Press Media file photo)

University of Victoria clears parking hurdle for new Indigenous laws building

Oak Bay approves parking variance for new National Centre for Indigenous Laws

(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

School parking problems plague Oak Bay residents

Need exceeds official requirements for parking at St. Michaels school

(Black Press Media file photo)
Estevan Avenue near the Old Farm Market is slated to get a loading zone after resident complaints of commercial vehicles causing concerns. (Google Earth)

Safety concerns spur Oak Bay to add loading zone next to Estevan market

Signage, paint planned to designate truck parking area near Cadboro Bay Road

Estevan Avenue near the Old Farm Market is slated to get a loading zone after resident complaints of commercial vehicles causing concerns. (Google Earth)
North Saanich letter writer says traffic issues caused by parents dropping off and picking up students at KELSET Elementary School could have been avoided. (Watt Consulting Group/Screencap)

LETTER: Student dropoff/pickup area needed at KELSET school

Re: Study identifies congestion near KELSET school as a major concern (News…

  • May 21, 2021
North Saanich letter writer says traffic issues caused by parents dropping off and picking up students at KELSET Elementary School could have been avoided. (Watt Consulting Group/Screencap)
Tofino plans to launch a pay-parking system around its public beaches, including this lot at Chesterman Beach. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino set to charge for parking at public beaches

Fees will be charged at roughly 10 locations including Chesterman Beach

Tofino plans to launch a pay-parking system around its public beaches, including this lot at Chesterman Beach. (Andrew Bailey photo)
The automation of City of Victoria parkades downtown continues May 10, when the Centennial Square facility moves to a pay-by-space system. Parkers can also pay using the ParkVictoria app. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s pay-by-space parkade parking program shifts into high gear

Centennial Square facility on Fisgard St. joins Johnson St. parkade in using pay station/app system

The automation of City of Victoria parkades downtown continues May 10, when the Centennial Square facility moves to a pay-by-space system. Parkers can also pay using the ParkVictoria app. (Black Press Media file photo)
An Armstrong woman, an amputee who lost her leg below her knee several years ago, says she was verbally and physically assaulted by a man who couldn’t see her disability as she tried to park in a handicap spot at Vernon’s Walmart Saturday, April 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Okanagan amputee assaulted over handicap parking spot

Armstrong woman with prosthetic leg says she was verbally attacked and spat on

An Armstrong woman, an amputee who lost her leg below her knee several years ago, says she was verbally and physically assaulted by a man who couldn’t see her disability as she tried to park in a handicap spot at Vernon’s Walmart Saturday, April 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The City of Victoria is phasing out parkade attendants at its various facilities, replacing them with a pay-by-space system that has been piloted since last fall at the Johnson Street parkade. The system will use machines similar to the on-street one shown here. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria parkades will gradually shift to self-serve machines

Parkade attendants to be offered jobs as on-street parking monitors

The City of Victoria is phasing out parkade attendants at its various facilities, replacing them with a pay-by-space system that has been piloted since last fall at the Johnson Street parkade. The system will use machines similar to the on-street one shown here. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Saanich is shifting parking enforcement from police to its bylaw officers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich is shifting parking enforcement from police to its bylaw officers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is pitching the idea of a gondola on a 10-acre lot in Royal Bay, which could connect to a commuter ferry to downtown Victoria along the city’s waterfront. Currently, there is no funding in place for the gondola project and no discussion have taken place at council meetings. (Twitter/@PortlandTram)

Colwood mayor pitches 10 acres for gondola, parking

Project dependent on province approving commuter ferry to downtown Victoria

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is pitching the idea of a gondola on a 10-acre lot in Royal Bay, which could connect to a commuter ferry to downtown Victoria along the city’s waterfront. Currently, there is no funding in place for the gondola project and no discussion have taken place at council meetings. (Twitter/@PortlandTram)
The Capital Regional District has closed Metchosin’s Matheson Lake parking lot due to fallen trees. (Kerry Van Wiltenburg photo)

Fallen trees close Matheson Lake parking lot in Metchosin

CRD-owned parking lot closed until further notice

The Capital Regional District has closed Metchosin’s Matheson Lake parking lot due to fallen trees. (Kerry Van Wiltenburg photo)
Saanich staff are collaborating with police to review and improve parking bylaw enforcement in the municipality. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich collaborating with police to improve parking enforcement model

Enforcement may shift from police to municipal bylaw officers in 2021

Saanich staff are collaborating with police to review and improve parking bylaw enforcement in the municipality. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
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