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City employees get official notice about the new no-parking-take-the-bus plan

April 8th, 2009 · 55 Comments

This just arrived on my doorstep, from a clearly unhappy city employee not thrilled with the removal of employee parking, which has been traded for bus passes et all.

rom:   COV Broadcast Server
Sent:   Wednesday, April 08, 2009 3:26 PM
To:     City Hall Campus Staff – DL; Sustainability Group Staff – DL; SEFC Team – DL
Subject:        COV Broadcast:  Sustainable Commuting Program

Sustainable Commuting Program launches June 1, 2009

On June 1, 2009 the City of Vancouver will launch a Sustainable Commuting Program with the goal of reducing the carbon footprint of employee commuting.

Staff that work at City Hall campus buildings will have access to:

o 35-50% rebates on transit passes and FareSavers
o $30/month ride-sharing, or carpooling, incentive per participating employee
o Programs and incentives for cycling, walking and other active modes
o Guaranteed Ride Home program
o Use of car share vehicles for work and personal needs

The incentives are being funded through the introduction of pay parking at City Hall area lots. Pay parking at City Hall lots will start on July 1, 2009 at an introductory rate of $4.50/day. It will move up to $6/day in September.

Expanding the program to other City worksites will be considered once it is running successfully at City Hall.

Details on how to sign up for the incentives and pay parking rates can be found on the program website

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