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Your letters on our parking editorial

Last week, we published an editorial entitled “Ottawa’s barking about parking becoming tiresome.” Here are some of the responses we heard from readers. _ Comments edited for style and clarity. We love hearing from readers. Comment below or send letters to feedback@ottawastart.com . _ ** Jason Lavoie: ** “It’s a long walk from Barrhaven or Kanata or Orléans. No parking = no go… also when I want to show out of town guests our great city it will never start with ‘let’s wait here for the bus’.” ** Liz Bivens: ** “People should start taking bicycles into town and leave cars on the outskirts. Or, how about walking? Such great exercise to be had.”

– Paula Hewitt

** Tanya Desmarais: ** “As a driver, I know when to leave my car at home, walk and enjoy the city.” ** Spencer Callaghan: ** “As a suburbanite, driver and frequenter of the Market, this addiction to parking is silly. Requires leadership to overcome” ** Glen Buhlmann, Seattle, Wash.: ** “Why we can’t have nice things. Parking kills cities. People don’t get that. So complain & residents create policy, rather than experts”