On a parking related note:Looks like Tory is in the news today promoting the Green P app for streetside parking :http://www.640toronto.com/2016/10/24/green-p-app-to-become-available-for-on-street-parking-in-toronto
Maybe the report about charging motorcycles is waiting for this to become widely implemented. It would be much easier to implement a lower m/c rate thru the app, plus no issue with the stubs blowing away. But this would require each rider to set up a Green P account and have the app. If you read the fine print in the account agreement (at least the one issued when this was only usable in Green P lots), if you get a fine, they can automatically charge the fine against your account. I think your account also needs to be backed up by a credit card, which they could charge if your account runs too low. I'm also not sure how this would work if you're from out of town, don't want to set up the account, but still want to park your bike.On a parking related note:Looks like Tory is in the news today promoting the Green P app for streetside parking :http://www.640toronto.com/2016/10/24/green-p-app-to-become-available-for-on-street-parking-in-toronto
How does Vancouver deal with visiting bikes? Do you have to register to get the app?Here in Vancouver there is widespread license plate parking via an App, and motorcycles get to use a discounted rate when doing so.
There are also dedicated motorcycle spots that use the app, or a meter dedicated for those spots.
Its a lesser issue in Vancouver because its much easier to find free parking in general than in TO, but I agree with the above poster, that once plate parking is enabled in TO you will likely lose your free street parking
No. I won't. And no, they're not fine as they are.Ugh, keep that crap out of this thread. Bicyclists are fine as they are; the same thing can be said about the countless, inconsiderate pedestrians that obey no laws at all.
Bicycling requires one main skill: common sense. If you use common sense in every attempt at navigating the roadways, you will survive and likely not piss anybody off while doing so.
Thanks for the update, Face!
Nothing on the November 21st agenda. Next meeting, January 18th.
Just found out that I'm getting moved to an uptown office as of the 20th...definitely interested in seeing what happens as now it's a decision to go via TTC, GO...or bike. Bike's preferred but will see with parking, and traffic, and idiots parking near the car....but still would prefer the bike.
See if the barrier for the parking lot on the Yonge and Sheppard mall give you a gap to ride in and out without paying. There is a private parking area behind smokey joes that can be used during the day (driveway) this was years a go, not sure the situation right now. There are many residential homes within walking distance, maybe speak to a home owner to rent a spot on their outside parking, I am sure you can arrange something cheaper than parking fees or even the subway fee daily.Yonge/Sheppard. Going from Square One area.