Park and ride pass proposed

Another move is afoot to try and save Calgarians cash on the park and ride front. Ald. Bob Hawkesworth is presenting a notice of motion to council onMonday that suggests the city look at alternative forms of revenue inpark and ride lots.

Another move is afoot to try and save Calgarians cash on the park and ride front.

Ald. Bob Hawkesworth is presenting a notice of motion to council on Monday that suggests the city look at alternative forms of revenue in park and ride lots.

Hawkesworth says if a transit user were to buy his proposed park and ride pass at the same time as an adult bus pass, they could save up to $40 on parking.

“If someone is using the parking lot 20 times a month at $3 a day it costs $60 to park; if however they bought this pass that I’m talking about, they might be able to buy the pass for $20 or something like that,” said Hawkesworth.

The Ward 4 alderman hopes this will help fill up the park and ride lots.

Natalie Odd of the Clean Calgary Association thinks the motion is a good attempt to get riders back on transit.

“Anything that the city can do to reduce (park and ride costs) would be a good idea,” said Odd.

The resemblance of this motion to Ald. John Mar’s motion to reduce fees to $1 a day made a month ago isn’t lost on Hawkesworth.

“I want to avoid having to get a reconsideration motion through council. I don’t think I would be able to get 10 votes at the moment,” he said.

 
 
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