After receiving dozens of complaints from frustrated Calgary drivers, one city councillor is asking the Calgary Parking Authority to ease up on the number of parking tickets it hands out.
Councillor Andre Chabot said he’s gotten dozens of complaints from people in his ward who have received tickets for angle parking – and for not moving their cars more more than 72 hours.
It comes after a recent blitz in the community of Woodbine on vehicles parked diagonally in a cul-de-sac.
The parking authority said in those cases it acts on tips from neighbours.
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Chabot said there needs to be changes to the bylaw to allow angle parking if space is available.
“I get it some of those tight ones, that if emergency vehicles are impeded in any way you would want to restrict that opportunity, but why not look at having some sort of rules that look at some of those established communities that have the appropriate geometry and just make it permitted,” said Chabot.
The City of Calgary’s transportation manager Mac Logan says the parking authority is looking at different tactics but told News Talk 770 that simple warnings often don’t do the job.
With files from Aurelio Perri