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LETTER: Midland lowers positive experience of town for a 'few shekels'

Reader says new parking system takes away from the many good things the town has to offer
2021-09-23 ap_134738
Parking metres like this one are now found throughout Midland's downtown core.

MidlandToday welcomes letters to the editor at andrew@midlandtoday.ca. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). This letter concerns Midland's new pay parking system and is in response to another letter on this issue.

Dear Editor,

Couldn't agree more with Bruce Henderson’s comment about Midland’s new unfriendly parking program.

Before coming to Midland, I lived in Muskoka where our local towns had abandoned paid parking as a friendly gesture to all, whether locals or tourists. It just made sense: The small net revenue that resulted from the old pay system could not justify the annoyance the system created.

What a shame Midland has chosen an antiquated way of raising a few shekels while lowering people’s otherwise positive experience in the town.

Peter JenningsVictoria Harbour