Revoke parking privileges for veterans because they ‘incentivize driving,’ Vancouver council report advises (National Post)

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    Revoke parking privileges for veterans because they ‘incentivize driving,’ Vancouver council report advises – By Tyler Dawson (National Post) / Oct 22 2020

    ‘Providing free parking provisions to certain subsets of the population does not align with current transportation and equity objectives,’ the report says

    Vancouver city staff have said that in the lead-up to Remembrance Day, veterans should not get free parking in the city, and parking privileges already given to them should be revoked because these perks “incentivizes driving,” and are “in direct opposition to our climate-change and transportation policies.”

    “Providing free parking provisions to certain subsets of the population does not align with current transportation and equity objectives, has financial impacts, and is inconsistent with policies of other large urban centres,” says the report, dated Oct. 15.

     

    Vancouver has a nearly 15-year history of allowing veterans to park for free at various times. In October 2007, city council moved to allow veterans free on-street parking during the week leading up to Remembrance Day.

    Last year, Councillor Melissa De Genova put forward a motion to study whether or not veterans and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces should get expanded free parking at city meters and lots, and if there should be free parking for them at various city facilities. (De Genova did not respond to a request for comment by press time.)

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