Posted by Magda
Ian Findlay has posted some interesting stats on the two-hour free downtown parking. Courtesy of city staff, via Findlay's blog:
We electronically record up to 500 vehicle licence plates each day on-street and are only issuing approx. 12 tickets for vehicles parking in excess of the two hour limit so the majority are parking for less than the 2 hours allowed.
In September 2008 a survey of 400 people downtown revealed that 78 were shopping, 40 going to restaurants, 128 medical appts, 32 social, 32 work and 42 for other reasons. There was no response from the remainder.