Paying for parking by app

Streets Alive Yarra advocates for most on-street parking in Yarra to be ‘permit only’, with digital permits sold by smartphone apps. Drivers ‘check in’ to a parking bay when they …

Pricing of on-street parking

The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) has published a free guide to the pricing of on-street parking, aimed at municipal planners. Parking in cities is not just about …

Free pizza = free parking

Imagine if the City of Yarra set up a stall on each street, each day, to give away free pizza. Many people would like it. Many parents would stop at …

Faster reforms to parking

A previous article examined Yarra’s existing parking policies, highlighted their inconsistencies, and offered solutions. Most of the proposed solutions require council to update their systems and technologies, such as releasing …

Yarra’s parking policies

The City of Yarra publishes several policy documents on its parking page, including: Parking Management Strategy, dated 2021 Parking Restriction Guidelines, dated March 2020 Parking Permit Policy, dated October 2014 …

Cost of residential parking permits

In November 2018 we described Yarra’s parking crunch – parking is full and it’s getting worse. In December 2018 we followed up with an article suggesting solutions, including using pricing …

Parking permits for teachers

Streets Alive Yarra has made a submission to the City of Yarra, responding to the petition from teachers at Princes Hill Secondary College, asking for free parking permits. The submission …

Vancouver’s $400 parking permits

The City of Vancouver prices residential parking permits at $401.13 (Canadian dollars), equivalent to $422 Australian, which is labelled as “Market rate”. This applies to the West End parking zone, …

Eliminate parking minimums

Streets Alive Yarra has written to Richard Wynne, Victoria’s Planning Minister, asking for the state government to require local government councils to remove parking minimums from their planning schemes, for sites located within Melbourne‚Äôs Principle …