parking

Sidney council has approved the conversion of Lot F into the municipality’s long-term pay parking lot. It will replace nearby Lot A. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Downtown parking lot conversion in Sidney approved

Future changes likely with release of parking study expected in January 2023

 

Parking changes set for September have five unions representing University of Victoria employees up in arms. (Google Earth)

Union petition calls out 50% jump in yearly parking fees at UVic

Fall 2022 implementation designed to spur alternative transportation modes

 

Langford renters living in recent builds should look into their building’s paperwork if they are paying separately for a parking spot, because they may not have to. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford renters enjoy rare protection from parking charges

For the past five years, the city has placed covenants on apartments banning separate parking fees

 

Letter to the editor

LETTER: Parking requirement detracts from appeal of secondary suites in Oak Bay

Such a policy would set municipality back during a climate emergency, reader writes

  • Apr 16, 2022
Letter to the editor
Deep Cove Market owner Rosemary Scott, pictured in 2020, disagrees with council’s decision to remove frontage parking spots around her store and create parallel street parking. While the nearby parking lot is controlled by the store, the frontage spots on West Saanich and Birch roads are municipal property. (Black Press Media file photo)

Parking pickle prompts changes around Deep Cove Market in North Saanich

Store owner questions municipality’s promise of increased safety for all

Deep Cove Market owner Rosemary Scott, pictured in 2020, disagrees with council’s decision to remove frontage parking spots around her store and create parallel street parking. While the nearby parking lot is controlled by the store, the frontage spots on West Saanich and Birch roads are municipal property. (Black Press Media file photo)
Shawn Taylor said the five acres he handed over to the CVRD in 2004 as part of a rezoning deal should stay as parkland and not be used for a large parking lot for the Kinsol Trestle. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Plans for 100-vehicle parking lot near Kinsol Trestle raising concerns

Virtual community information session on March 2 at 6 p.m.

Shawn Taylor said the five acres he handed over to the CVRD in 2004 as part of a rezoning deal should stay as parkland and not be used for a large parking lot for the Kinsol Trestle. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Pay parking stations like this one set up at Chesterman Beach are unlikely to begin popping up downtown this summer as Tofino’s municipal council believes more thorough consultation is needed from local stakeholders. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Downtown pay parking expansion stalls in Tofino

Nothing likely this year as town’s municipal council hesitates on timeline

Pay parking stations like this one set up at Chesterman Beach are unlikely to begin popping up downtown this summer as Tofino’s municipal council believes more thorough consultation is needed from local stakeholders. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Oak Bay features two Modo cars in action already as the company looks to build. (modo.coop)

Car share company seeks tweaks to be more viable on Oak Bay streets

Bylaws limit commercial parking abilities, impacts membership growth

Oak Bay features two Modo cars in action already as the company looks to build. (modo.coop)
Sidney will soon start selling monthly daytime parking passes in the parking lot behind the Oceanna building. The permits will allow passholders to stay longer than the three hours permitted for all other lot users. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney to issue more daytime parking passes in downtown core

Some councillors fear the move will impact availability of customer parking

Sidney will soon start selling monthly daytime parking passes in the parking lot behind the Oceanna building. The permits will allow passholders to stay longer than the three hours permitted for all other lot users. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Westerly file photo

Tofino plans to expand pay parking downtown next year

District reintroduced pay parking at local beaches for the first time since 2007

Westerly file photo
Rendering of the three-storey proposal for 713 St. Patrick St. in Oak Bay. (Novus Properties report)

4 parking spots planned for 3-storey proposal at former Caseys Market site in Oak Bay

Plan would include 6 e-bikes and 6 parking passes for rental unit residents

Rendering of the three-storey proposal for 713 St. Patrick St. in Oak Bay. (Novus Properties report)
Vehicles sit parked along the onramp to the Trans-Canada Highway in View Royal on Monday afternoon. The hot weather is driving people to Thetis Lake Regional Park, for which the designated parking lot fills up quickly. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

View Royal neighbours furious as Thetis Lake visitors overflow CRD parking lots

Hot weather escalates annual parking problems at popular park

Vehicles sit parked along the onramp to the Trans-Canada Highway in View Royal on Monday afternoon. The hot weather is driving people to Thetis Lake Regional Park, for which the designated parking lot fills up quickly. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
The St. Michaels University School junior campus in Oak Bay backs on to Falkland Road where residents are concerned over parking and traffic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

More talks needed to solve parking problem near Oak Bay elementary school

Parking, traffic problem conversation set to continue for St. Michaels University School

The St. Michaels University School junior campus in Oak Bay backs on to Falkland Road where residents are concerned over parking and traffic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
(Black Press Media file photo)

University of Victoria clears parking hurdle for new Indigenous laws building

Oak Bay approves parking variance for new National Centre for Indigenous Laws

(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

School parking problems plague Oak Bay residents

Need exceeds official requirements for parking at St. Michaels school

(Black Press Media file photo)
Tofino plans to launch a pay-parking system around its public beaches, including this lot at Chesterman Beach. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Pay parking on the way for Tofino beaches as soon as this summer?

District set to charge for parking at local beaches.

Tofino plans to launch a pay-parking system around its public beaches, including this lot at Chesterman Beach. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Estevan Avenue near the Old Farm Market is slated to get a loading zone after resident complaints of commercial vehicles causing concerns. (Google Earth)

Safety concerns spur Oak Bay to add loading zone next to Estevan market

Signage, paint planned to designate truck parking area near Cadboro Bay Road

Estevan Avenue near the Old Farm Market is slated to get a loading zone after resident complaints of commercial vehicles causing concerns. (Google Earth)
North Saanich letter writer says traffic issues caused by parents dropping off and picking up students at KELSET Elementary School could have been avoided. (Watt Consulting Group/Screencap)

LETTER: Student dropoff/pickup area needed at KELSET school

Re: Study identifies congestion near KELSET school as a major concern (News…

  • May 21, 2021
North Saanich letter writer says traffic issues caused by parents dropping off and picking up students at KELSET Elementary School could have been avoided. (Watt Consulting Group/Screencap)
Tofino plans to launch a pay-parking system around its public beaches, including this lot at Chesterman Beach. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino set to charge for parking at public beaches

Fees will be charged at roughly 10 locations including Chesterman Beach

Tofino plans to launch a pay-parking system around its public beaches, including this lot at Chesterman Beach. (Andrew Bailey photo)
An Armstrong woman, an amputee who lost her leg below her knee several years ago, says she was verbally and physically assaulted by a man who couldn’t see her disability as she tried to park in a handicap spot at Vernon’s Walmart Saturday, April 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Okanagan amputee assaulted over handicap parking spot

Armstrong woman with prosthetic leg says she was verbally attacked and spat on

An Armstrong woman, an amputee who lost her leg below her knee several years ago, says she was verbally and physically assaulted by a man who couldn’t see her disability as she tried to park in a handicap spot at Vernon’s Walmart Saturday, April 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)