Off-street parking fees in Yarra

The price for off-street parking in Yarra varies by location, up to an average of $4,600 per year in Fitzroy. Pricing was determined by averaging the prices obtained from surveys …

Parklet pricing

In October 2020, the City of Yarra announced a temporary parklet program, enabling traders to occupy on-street car parking bays with parklets for outdoor dining. Council resolved to not charge …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Taming traffic

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) has published a new report Taming Traffic – strategies to reduce driving and prioritize sustainable transportation in cities. The report points out …

Rethinking parking

Parking is an important issue in the City of Yarra, because many people rely on it, and because it takes up so much space. A recent article in Parking and …

Fixing transport congestion

In March 2020 Infrastructure Victoria released their report ‘Good Move – Fixing Transport Congestion‘. Problem The report points out that if we don’t change, several things will get worse, including …