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Canada SUV owners to pay more for parking in the Plateau

18:21  12 november  2019
18:21  12 november  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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SUV drivers should get ready to pay more at the parking lot, especially in big cities. MarketWatch reported on Wednesday that parking lots are going the way of airplane luggage: Bigger means more expensive.

If you are an SUV owner , you may have to add “ paying more for parking ” to the list of setbacks, which include “actually finding parking ,” and “ paying a SUV drivers in San Francisco were charged about extra, but some charged as much as . In some cases, certain Boston garages were charging

SUVs and other highly-polluting vehicles may soon have to pay more to park in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough.

Luc Rabouin, the new Projet Montréal mayor of the borough, announced his intention to raise the permit prices for vehicles that produce more emissions at a council meeting earlier this month. 

The plan is expected to be voted on in December. The price will remain the same for other cars.

At $140, the cost of a parking permit in the Plateau is already the highest in the city of Montreal.

"The ecological transition is a priority," said Rabouin at borough council on Nov. 4.

"The residents of the Plateau want us to act now, while there is still time."

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SUV owners have had to think twice about the costs of operating their vehicles , thanks to the rise in Europeans still have it much harder though. Many cities have enacted taxes on driving an SUV into RELATED: The 20 Coolest Parking Lots in the World RELATED: Impressive Parking GIFs Parallel

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Plateau councillor Alex Norris told CBC the measure was introduced as part of a presentation on the budget. The additional revenue is expected to contribute to a $2-million deficit in the borough's finances. 

The borough collects parking fees from meters on nearly all the commercial streets in the area, and approximately 50 per cent of residential streets are reserved for paid permit-holders. 

a car parked on the side of a road: SUVs and other highly-polluting vehicles will soon have to pay more for parking permits on Plateau residential streets. © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation SUVs and other highly-polluting vehicles will soon have to pay more for parking permits on Plateau residential streets.

On some streets, the borough sold 130 per cent of permits available, meaning there were more permits than parking spaces.

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" Most SUVs fit in pretty much the same parking space." We'd be inclined to agree with Maloney's sentiment - yes, SUVs are big, but unless the parking spots Should parking a Range Rover or Ford Explorer cost more than parking a Toyota Camry or BMW 3 Series? What about bigger cars, like a

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The Plateau isn't the first borough to bring in different pricing based on vehicle type. 

Côte-Des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-De-Grâce enacted a new pricing system for permits based on the size of the vehicle's engine in June. Owners of vehicles with larger engines are charged more, while those with electric vehicle receive a rebate.

In Rosemont—La-Petite-Patrie, hybrid and electric vehicle owners also pay less than gasoline cars.

There hasn't been an increase in parking permit cost in the Plateau in eight years. 

Parking an easy target to curb city emissions

The director of Montreal's regional environmental council, Coralie Deny, praised the idea.

"[Montreal mayor Valérie Plante] and her team committed to very ambitious targets, with a 55 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050," Deny said. 

"If they want to get there, they have no choice but to attack parking."

According to an analysis published by the city of Montreal in 2016, 90 per cent of parking spaces in its boroughs are still free.

"If there is one place where it should be expensive to have a parking space, it is in the city centre," said Deny.

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