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City of Vancouver staff: no more free parking for CF vets

OldSolduer

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Colin P said:
Now they are suggesting road tax for everyone https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/10/28/proposed-tolls-vancouver/

They really do hate cars

there are a number of states in the US who have toll roads. Seems to work there.
 

FJAG

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Hamish Seggie said:
there are a number of states in the US who have toll roads. Seems to work there.

Florida is fairly heavy on toll road alternatives to ordinary state roads. Even some of the Interstates (such as the I-95 in Miami) have fast toll lanes that reduce travel time during rush hours. I've had a SunPass for years. The tolls are reasonable and the toll roads are well maintained and a significant convenience for speedy point to point travel.

I think the point is that when the costs are acceptable and when the road offers a real benefit, then you don't mind paying. On the other hand, anti-congestion tolls such as London UK runs and what it looks to me like what Vancouver is heading towards offer no convenience whatsoever, just a cash grab with the hope that it will result in less congestion. People there have no alternatives other than to use significantly less convenient, and frequently ever more expensive, public transportation because this is not an alternate route system but an area denial system.

:cheers:
 

Colin Parkinson

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What it will do is push more people onto the highway which is already congested, a good for the people who live downtown/west end, which is why I suggest we do the same to anyone that lives in Vancouver, they can rot in their ghetto of their own making.
 

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Colin P said:
Now they are suggesting road tax for everyone https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/10/28/proposed-tolls-vancouver/

They really do hate cars anyone who isn't a raging, pandering, virtue signalling communist like they are

There, FTFY ;)

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/city-of-vancouver-under-fire-for-raising-chinas-flag-at-city-hall
 

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Colin P said:
Now they are suggesting road tax for everyone https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/10/28/proposed-tolls-vancouver/

They really do hate cars

Excellent, reason #24 to avoid Vancouver. Question is, will veterans who somehow managed to afford to retire in Vancouver be exempt? I can’t think of a rank besides a flag officer, in current times, who can afford to retire there that didn’t have property before the housing inflation started.
 
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