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Paid parking is coming to the GO train parking lot near you

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  • Jan 21st, 2020 6:58 pm
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If half of the lot becomes paid parking;
>Riders will start coming in earlier to get those limited free spots
>Riders will begin to park on residential streets close to the GO station
>Riders will begin to drive to work instead
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If reserved spots are going for $98/mth, what price point does that put for regular paid spots for the average GO commuter using it 22 days a month?
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Anything to make more money...
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This is great news for overly packed go parking lots. It means more people will take transit there, or carpool.
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engineered wrote:
Jan 14th, 2020 10:15 am
This is great news for overly packed go parking lots. It means more people will take transit there, or carpool.
Hopefully.

Or more cars dropping off Go passengers, therefore creating more congestion. Angry Face
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Great news. Many people who live just a 5 - 10 minute walk from the GO drives their car. Also people using the lot to take the bus to Niagara Casino.
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jsquared21 wrote:
Jan 14th, 2020 8:58 am
If half of the lot becomes paid parking;
>Riders will start coming in earlier to get those limited free spots
>Riders will begin to park on residential streets close to the GO station
>Riders will begin to drive to work instead
What's the alternative? They can't keep adding parking spaces into infinity.
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Webhead wrote:
Jan 14th, 2020 10:19 am
Hopefully.

Or more cars dropping off Go passengers, therefore creating more congestion. Angry Face
Looks like real estate will boom for dwellings near GO Transit Stations!
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Jul 19, 2014
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I think that , talking about Hamilton, having continuous running mini buses running from places like malls, with free parking would be a great start.
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Morginn wrote:
Jan 14th, 2020 1:09 pm
I think that , talking about Hamilton, having continuous running mini buses running from places like malls, with free parking would be a great start.
Dead malls, may be.

It gets out of hand quick as customers of stores are not getting any parking. And most mall find out eventually that very few transit parkers turn into mall traffic for the stores and they will be losing parking real estate for little gain.
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Here are the questions people should be asking:

1. Do I want to take the GO if I have to pay $20 round trip and $5 for parking?
2. Do I want to just drive to work, pay $20 to park and $5 in gas?
3. Do I want to carpool to the GO station, pay $20 round trip and split the parking for $2? Is this convenient?
4. Do I want to take transit to the GO station, pay $20 round trip and $5 local transit?


Seems like the commuter is getting the shaft.
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engineered wrote:
Jan 14th, 2020 10:15 am
This is great news for overly packed go parking lots. It means more people will take transit there, or carpool.
sandikosh wrote:
Jan 14th, 2020 12:51 pm
Great news. Many people who live just a 5 - 10 minute walk from the GO drives their car. Also people using the lot to take the bus to Niagara Casino.
Even though I don't use the GO, if I did, I live 5 min car/bus drive away, but the bus costs $4, making it not worth it. It's almost as much as what it would cost me to buy the parking spot.
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Anikiri wrote:
Jan 14th, 2020 2:19 pm
Here are the questions people should be asking:

1. Do I want to take the GO if I have to pay $20 round trip and $5 for parking?
2. Do I want to just drive to work, pay $20 to park and $5 in gas?
3. Do I want to carpool to the GO station, pay $20 round trip and split the parking for $2? Is this convenient?
4. Do I want to take transit to the GO station, pay $20 round trip and $5 local transit?


Seems like the commuter is getting the shaft.
No from GTA but isn't typical GO train trip is 45-50mins long? With most highway jammed, does it really take you $5 in gas each way to get to work?
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Xtrema wrote:
Jan 14th, 2020 2:25 pm
No from GTA but isn't typical GO train trip is 45-50mins long? With most highway jammed, does it really take you $5 in gas each way to get to work?
Well we can quibble about this but let's say $8.

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