Metro Vancouver cities strapped for parking spaces might already have the room to make a dent in the problem â€” and the potential is marked with a lot of bright red posts.
Fire chiefs and city engineers are pushing the province to cut the length of no-parking zones on either side of fire hydrants in half, creating room for more cars. The change wouldn’t apply to hydrants near intersections.
In Surrey, the difference could increase parking by 20 per cent which officials say would create hundreds street-side parking spots.
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