Victoria parking ticketers too vigilant

Re: Ticketman strikes at unsuspecting parkers (Letters, June 14)

Re: Ticketman strikes at unsuspecting parkers (Letters, June 14)

This letter made me chuckle as I too was struck by an overzealous ticketman last week (maybe the same one?) while meeting some friends for lunch at an establishment on Jutland Road.

This area of Jutland is made up of interlocking bricks for vehicles to park on, using bollards to segregate parking from the sidewalk.

Like the letter writer, I too was leaving room for other vehicles by parking my scooter on the other side of the bollard. As a warning to others, do not do this, as it cost me $30 if paid within two weeks, $60 if longer.

To the ticketman: you’re very efficient; Victoria’s reputation is alive and well. To downtown Victoria: I will take my business elsewhere, as there are many great restaurants outside of the city. Well done.

Rick Long

Saanich