As the perfect follow-on to my post yesterday about Parking reform for Sacramento, an post today on Streetsblog USA: Here’s a Big Idea: The Larger the Car, the More You Pay to Park the Damn Thing, about a neighborhood in Montreal charging for residential parking permits by the weight and and fuel source of the vehicles. The program is intended to not just get people into small vehicles, or cleaner vehicles, or no vehicles, but to get people to think about the impact on climate and safety of their choice of vehicle. So, I’ve added that idea to my list.
The graphic below actually does not really show the huge difference between older light trucks, or SUVs, but it is a good graphic to start with.
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[…] Note: Added item to Parking fees below, in italic, based on an idea from an article in Streetsblog USA. […]
I saw this idea mentioned in this video about things Montreal did to make a better city – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXrLr6MeyzA&t=316s. Inspiring and very practical ideas that would work here – maybe we could create a similar one for Sacramento.
This is a great idea. The amount of people with oversized vehicles in the central city, who do NOT need them for work, is absolutely insane and dangerous