Pay parking at Spanish Banks may still become a reality as two new motions have been put forth this week by two different Vancouver Park Board commissioners.
The first motion, from Catherine Evans, suggests that while pay parking should still go ahead, a reduced rate should be made available. The motion proposes a program of flat-rate parking permits, including one-day permits to enable Vancouver residents to park in either some or all Park Board paid parking areas for a reduced rate.
The second motion, which comes from commissioner Casey Crawford, looks at the possibility of implementing “peak-season” parking from April 30th to September 30th, which would see pay parking at the four lots at Spanish Banks Beach Park. Potential revenue from such a plan is estimated to be over $300K, according to the motion.
This development is the latest in the back-and-forth situation surrounding the question of pay parking at Spanish Banks.
In February the park board announced they would implement pay parking at rates of $3.50 per hour or $13 per day for the summer period at Spanish Banks as of April 1st. That suggestion prompted a petition from concerned residents which now has 13,000 signatures.
The board is expected to consider both motions when it meets on Monday night.
UPDATE: A decision was made not to proceed with implementing fee parking at Spanish Banks Park this summer.
Last modified: April 17, 2018