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185 King St. S., Waterloo (Corner of King and Allen)
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I wonder if some of the perceived need for parking is tied to the relative flexibility of the employment world. You could be happily working in one office, close to transit, only to have your office moved elsewhere in the City to a transit desert, or a place where transit exists but not convenient for you. You might also discover that your office/work unit gets transferred to another city altogether with the expectation that you can drive there from where you live. This could especially be a challenge if you have somewhat settled in your housing unit of choice for a variety of reasons.
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(06-18-2018, 12:58 PM)nms Wrote: I wonder if some of the perceived need for parking is tied to the relative flexibility of the employment world.  You could be happily working in one office, close to transit, only to have your office moved elsewhere in the City to a transit desert, or a place where transit exists but not convenient for you.  You might also discover that your office/work unit gets transferred to another city altogether with the expectation that you can drive there from where you live.  This could especially be a challenge if you have somewhat settled in your housing unit of choice for a variety of reasons.

Professors are notorious for wanting parking and it's not a super high flexibility job. But yes, your reasoning is probably part of it. If I got moved to a place that I couldn't easily get to, I'd change jobs. But that takes even more flexibility.
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(06-14-2018, 06:40 PM)tomh009 Wrote: As for making parking more expensive for employees, that's a disincentive for many people to work at the company, so I don't think many companies would move in that direction.

I'm with you on that.  In bigger cities (with a better established transit system) it might make sense but we're not quite there yet.
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