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Parking tickets are issued everyday in Victoria – but some people have yet to realize Sunday street parking is no longer free. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Parking tickets back to being issued after brief hiatus

The City of Victoria was giving out warning tickets as meters were adjusted to new rates

Parking tickets are issued everyday in Victoria – but some people have yet to realize Sunday street parking is no longer free. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Parking fees will now be reduced across the City of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria reduces parking fees during COVID-19 health emergency

Parkades, parking lots and on-street parking to see reduced fees

Parking fees will now be reduced across the City of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parkades will keep their fees for now. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parkades will keep their fees for now. (Black Press Media file photo)
A motion coming to the comittee of the whole April 2 proposes free downtown parkade parking for the month of April. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria councillors propose waiving parkade fees to support essential workers

Motion coming to committee of the whole for consideration

A motion coming to the comittee of the whole April 2 proposes free downtown parkade parking for the month of April. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parking was free in downtown parkades on Tuesday, but fees are back in place Wednesday. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Victoria parkades ditch attendants in effort to reduce COVID-19 exposure

Some parkades were free this week, but fees are back in place

Parking was free in downtown parkades on Tuesday, but fees are back in place Wednesday. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Victoria General Hospital saw the second-highest amount of tickets issued for parking infractions out of Island Health facilities. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Advocates call hospital parking fees a ‘shakedown’ after learning most Island tickets are waived

Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospitals among the most ticketed on the Island

The Victoria General Hospital saw the second-highest amount of tickets issued for parking infractions out of Island Health facilities. (Black Press Media File Photo)
A proposed four-storey building at 730-780 Summit Ave. aims to store vehicles for surrounding car businesses. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Proposed four-storey Victoria parkade offers zero spots for public use

A proposed parkade at 730-780 Summit Ave. will soon be up for discussion

A proposed four-storey building at 730-780 Summit Ave. aims to store vehicles for surrounding car businesses. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Downtown Victoria business owners named parking availability and parking costs as two of the top four factors which negatively impact their business’ vitality (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria businesses cite parking issues as top challenge

A report put forward by the Downtown Victoria Business Association asked owners for input

Downtown Victoria business owners named parking availability and parking costs as two of the top four factors which negatively impact their business’ vitality (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Sunday parking fees came into effect in downtown Victoria on May 1. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Hundreds of warning notes issued in first weeks of Victoria’s Sunday parking fees

The City of Victoria instated Sunday parking fees on May 1

Sunday parking fees came into effect in downtown Victoria on May 1. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
All downtown street parking will come with a fee starting this Sunday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

REMINDER: Sunday parking fees coming into effect in downtown Victoria this weekend

Street parking will now have a fee on downtown Victoria streets

All downtown street parking will come with a fee starting this Sunday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Sunday parking fees are coming into place on May 1 (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Sunday parking fees could be less than weekday fees

City of Victoria staff suggest reducing parking fees on newly implemented Sunday charges

Sunday parking fees are coming into place on May 1 (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
One of the most common reasons tickets were cancelled was because drivers were returning to their vehicles while parking ambassadors were writing up tickets (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

40,000 parking tickets cancelled last year in Victoria

The city of Victoria saw a jump in parking fine cancellations in 2018

One of the most common reasons tickets were cancelled was because drivers were returning to their vehicles while parking ambassadors were writing up tickets (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Parking spot 2630 in the 600-block of View Street was the most ticketed spot in Victoria in 2018. It’s a short vehicle spot, and people get tickets for parking vehicles which are too long (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

The most ticketed parking spot in Victoria is…

The top 10 most ticketed parking spots in 2018 were all in the downtown core

Parking spot 2630 in the 600-block of View Street was the most ticketed spot in Victoria in 2018. It’s a short vehicle spot, and people get tickets for parking vehicles which are too long (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Parking fees are one of the largest revenue contributors for the City of Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria parking fees bring in more than $17 million every year

Parking fees make up seven per cent of the city’s annual revenue

Parking fees are one of the largest revenue contributors for the City of Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A courtesy parking ticket issued by the City of Victoria on Dec. 15. (Reddit photo by Stoivek)

Courtesy parking tickets invite Victoria to pay it forward

Christmas program to cut drivers a break in the city has run for more than two decades

A courtesy parking ticket issued by the City of Victoria on Dec. 15. (Reddit photo by Stoivek)
The Robbins parking lot next to the transitional housing facility on Douglas Street at Topaz Avenue, formerly the Super 8 Motel, became available as a park and ride Tuesday. In a move made to help reduce demand for downtown spots, for $125 a month patrons can park here and receive a bus pass to ride the rest of the way into town. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

New park-and-ride option opens in Douglas Street corridor

For $125, commuters get a parking spot and a monthly bus pass to get downtown

The Robbins parking lot next to the transitional housing facility on Douglas Street at Topaz Avenue, formerly the Super 8 Motel, became available as a park and ride Tuesday. In a move made to help reduce demand for downtown spots, for $125 a month patrons can park here and receive a bus pass to ride the rest of the way into town. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Concept drawings of bike lanes in the Humboldt Corridor. One resident believes ending the east-west route along Pakington Street is not a good idea. Courtesy City of Victoria

Pakington the wrong route to take for City bike lane

Absence of bike traffic, existing lack of parking, illustrate why street the wrong choice: reader

  • Mar 20, 2018
Concept drawings of bike lanes in the Humboldt Corridor. One resident believes ending the east-west route along Pakington Street is not a good idea. Courtesy City of Victoria
The resident complaint-driven residential parking only enforcement in Victoria pits residents against neighbours and others who park in the designated areas, says one City councillor. Tim Collins/Victoria News

Residential only parking areas in Victoria have some seeing red

Tickets are issued based on resident complaints

The resident complaint-driven residential parking only enforcement in Victoria pits residents against neighbours and others who park in the designated areas, says one City councillor. Tim Collins/Victoria News
Preliminary designs for the CRD’s Clover Point Pump Station include an additional washroom and public gathering spaces, but a dedicated bike lane is proposed to be placed overtop of the sewage piping to run from there to Ogden Point along Dallas Road. (Illustration courtesy CRD)

Messing with Dallas Road is sacrilege for Victorians

Area resident sees the Clover Point/Dallas Road bikeway plan as an election issue in 2018

  • Dec 23, 2017
Preliminary designs for the CRD’s Clover Point Pump Station include an additional washroom and public gathering spaces, but a dedicated bike lane is proposed to be placed overtop of the sewage piping to run from there to Ogden Point along Dallas Road. (Illustration courtesy CRD)
Parking changes to Foul Bay and Granite (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

New parking change for Foul Bay and Granite

Committee approved changing parking from unlimited to two-hour near Foul Bay and Granite.

Parking changes to Foul Bay and Granite (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)