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Delta throwback: Ladner's meter maid

Parking in Ladner Village continues to be an issue
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Delta was trying to take action about the parking problem in Ladner Village in 1970.

This Delta Optimist front page photo from 1970 shows a police constable training the municipality’s first parking enforcement officer to mark tires and hand out tickets for overtime parkers in Ladner Village.

Delta never went so far, though, to install meters.

More recently, the city installed signs imposing time new limits in an effort to free up spots.

Among the Ladner Village Renewal Advisory Committee’s final recommendations is for the city to review parking standards and parking management tools.

One suggestion was for more angled parking, which the committee said appears to better address parking needs and provide more spaces.

The suggestions also included reducing parking limits from three hours to two hours along 48th Avenue and along portions of Delta Street between 48th Avenue and Trenant Street, increasing bylaw enforcement to assist with parking changes and encourage patrons to use other forms of transportation.

Another suggestion is for the city to consider opportunities to build a pedestrian/cycle bridge to Ladner Harbour Park to connect the park's amenity spaces as an extension of Ladner Village, and as a potential long-term solution to alleviate parking constraints.