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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)
Street and private lot parking around Victoria’s downtown core is being slowly reduced, but City parkades remain a good option for people coming downtown. The City of Victoria insists it is helping provide a solution to traffic issues by allowing for more residential density downtown. victoria.ca

EDITORIAL: Don’t blame Victoria for reduced parking downtown

City takes brunt of complaints from outliers, while contributing to solution through urban density

  • Oct 16, 2017
Street and private lot parking around Victoria’s downtown core is being slowly reduced, but City parkades remain a good option for people coming downtown. The City of Victoria insists it is helping provide a solution to traffic issues by allowing for more residential density downtown. victoria.ca
The City of Victoria is considering changes that would reduce the requirement for parking spaces in multi-family developments.                                 iStock photo

Parking requirements may be relaxed for Victoria developers

Move aims to streamline development process, reflects less need for vehicle parking in urban centre

The City of Victoria is considering changes that would reduce the requirement for parking spaces in multi-family developments.                                 iStock photo
The Cobbler employee Glen Butcher shows off a new handout that the View Street business is handing out to customers, urging them to call Victoria’s mayor and councillors to voice their concerns regarding parking. The handout is part of a campaign the store’s owner Sasha Appleton launched to alleviate parking problems in the downtown core. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

Downtown Victoria business takes parking matters into its own hands

Customers encouraged to voice parking concerns to mayor, council

The Cobbler employee Glen Butcher shows off a new handout that the View Street business is handing out to customers, urging them to call Victoria’s mayor and councillors to voice their concerns regarding parking. The handout is part of a campaign the store’s owner Sasha Appleton launched to alleviate parking problems in the downtown core. Kendra Wong/Victoria News