Free parking spaces around Peace Arch Hospital continue to be filled by those who aren’t using hospital services, writes Edward Rubin. (Tracy Holmes file photo)

Free parking spaces around Peace Arch Hospital continue to be filled by those who aren’t using hospital services, writes Edward Rubin. (Tracy Holmes file photo)

LETTERS: Parking may be free, but spaces are not

Editor: It might be better to pay for a space and actually find one

Editor:

You know how every once in a while you receive a letter decrying the pay parking at Peace Arch Hospital?

Well, the other week, I had to go in for an MRI. When I was phoned about the details I asked about the parking. I was told that parking was free, but all the spaces were taken up by construction workers.

How much parking is going to be available in a free parking lot surrounded by metered and resident/time-restricted street parking?

Imagine the complicated and monitored verification system needed to make sure that all car-parkers using the free hospital parking lot are on actual hospital business. Might be better to pay for a space and actually find one.

Edward Rubin, Ocean Park

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