Maxed Out 

Parking of the people, by the people, for the people


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Why attendants? Even surly attendants are better than indifferent machines. But the real bonus is the parking ticket. If the businesses in town are really worried that pay parking is driving shoppers away, let 'em offer to stamp the ticket. One stamp, one hour of free parking; two stamps, two hours. No more. At the end of the month, businesses get charged for the number of their stamps collected. The meteoric rise in sales should more than offset the charge.

As a bonus, people leaving the lots will do so more slowly. Traffic pouring onto the highway will be naturally metered and move more smoothly.

Is there a locals' rate? Of course not. But there is a locals' pass. One month, three months, six months, a year, all at a reasonable price and all with FastLane ingress/egress. Oh yeah, and good at all muni lots, not just the ones at the end of the Melamed Traverse.

Heck, we can even throw in some village animation, say a couple of Japa Dog vendors and Foxy Moron playin' tunes over a low-power FM band everyone can tune into and shake their booty while they remove their booties.

Now if we can just get the MotherCorp to play along and stop ginning the game with their version of "free" parking, we can drive the price down even further and stop using property taxes to subsidize Whistler Transit at the obscene rates we're all paying.

Parking to the people.



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