Type of car will affect cost of Rosemont parking permits
Starting July 1, a residential parking permit for gas-powered cars jumps from $80 to $115
The cost of a residential parking sticker in Rosemont—La-Petite-Patrie will soon vary according to the type of car you drive.
It's part of the borough’s plan to reduce its carbon footprint and fight climate change.
“It's a little part of what we can do to give incentive to people who want to buy electric or hybrid cars,” said François Croteau, the borough mayor of Rosemont—La-Petite-Patrie.
Starting July 1, a parking permit for gas-powered cars will jump from $80 to $115.
A permit for a hybrid vehicle will cost $87.
The fee for electric cars will drop to $58.
Some residents say the new permit prices will not help the environment.
“I find it very penalizing. Are we making electric cars more accessible? We're not," said Leah Vineberg, who drives an SUV.
"You can't force people by going into their cash. I can't afford to change my car for an electric car ... If you want to take measures like that, then let's subsidize the Bixi, make the bus a little cheaper. Don't raise the bus prices again,” Vineberg said.
Borough officials said their next step will be to create a sliding scale for parking permits which would increase with the size of the car's engine.