William Matheson (nova_one) wrote,
William Matheson

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"Hey, do you have any temporary parking passes for November?"

"We actually stopped selling the month-to-month passes. We have such a long waiting list - it would be a slap in the face to those who are waiting..."

"Ah, yeah."

"You know, you could take public transit, or carpool, or..."

"Well, see, I live in Bedford West. There's one bus. It goes hourly. And I got a car so that my ten-hour days won't turn into fourteen-hour days."

"Ah, I hear ya, I hear ya. You could try street parking-"

"I just got a parking ticket last week!"

"Yeah, they used to have all-day parking on Beaufort Avenue, but they took it all away."

She went on to suggest another place I could try. I'll check it out tomorrow.

All this comes as Metro Transit makes recommendations to city council about getting tough on drivers so that they'll be "encouraged" to take transit. While this will be great for Lexus-owning condo-dwellers who'll live next to the forthcoming bus-rapid-transit routes, I don't think there's much in it for poor exurbians like me. Like I'm all for going green, but not if it means losing sleep and sitting for 1.5 hours on a bus when my car can get me down here in 25 minutes when the traffic* is light.

* - Traffic, n: A situation caused by all the lazy bums who drive instead of taking transit. ... Um, wait a sec...
Tags: driving, halifax, metro transit, parking, saint mary's

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