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Parking positions inspire passion and politics

Curbside parking, Victoria. Photo © Christina T, creative commons on flickr

Parking brings out a surprising amount of passion in people. Whenever changes to parking rates and availability are proposed, claws unsheath, and accusations and fur fly.

Looking at the reactions since the City of Victoria proposed changes in February to city-controlled downtown parking, you’d think planners had suggested they intended to make young children and puppies play on Blanshard Street during rush hour, or use parkades for hospital-ward overflow.

Although I’m as delighted as the next person when I find free or cheap parking near a destination, I suggest we park passion and politics for a moment….

Read the rest of this editorial at the Victoria Times Colonist….

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