I volunteer weekly in Vancouver and have used Parking Kitty almost exclusively for the last several months. It has recently come to my attention that, in addition to removing parking along Columbia Street, it seems the city has also raised the Parking Kitty rates.
The posted rate on the meter is $0.50/hour. When I used Parking Kitty, I was asked to pay $1.75/hour in addition to the $0.10/session fee. Fortunately, those of us parking downtown have the option of paying by coin. It’s my understanding that those wishing to park at the Vancouver waterfront can only pay the $2.00/hour fee by Parking Kitty or credit card. I could add my angst and dismay at this recent change but simply want to point out that the city is once again discouraging downtown traffic.