Friday, January 29, 2010

Free Parking: A Thing of the Past?

I heard about this news report on the drive home from work today.

I'm all for protecting the environment, wild places, clean air etc., but not at the price of the people. What's in it for us? More parking tickets? Smaller bank account? Loss of the personal freedom driving a car provides?

The people need a reason or an incentive to "buy into" environmental legislation that severely alters a way of life. Sure the city is rewarded with incentives, but what about the common man/woman? Punishing the people economically just creates anger and resentment and bitterness towards the movement, even if it does clean the air, reduce pollution, and minimize traffic.

Or is it all about the money?

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