A new report says there are too many free park & ride parking spots in Edmonton, and the ones that do have a charge are too cheap, at $42 per month. The city’s transportation committee will discuss the report next Wednesday, the first time since 2010.
Only thirteen per cent of parking spots near LRT stations can be reserved, at $42 per month, and at Century Park alone there’s a waiting list of over 3,500 names. The free parking spots at the city’s eight park & ride locations are usually full by 7am daily.
The city will also be looking at possibly limiting the amount a time each car can park at a given spot, to increase turnover, and using church and shopping mall spots and sharing the profits from parking fees.