Yukon considers parking limits at Whitehorse airport

The Yukon Government is considering changes to dissuade “extra-long-term” parking at the Erik Neilsen International Airport in Whitehorse.

Parking at the airport’s lot costs $1. 50 a time — the lowest airport parking fee in the land — and there’s no limit to how long you can park.

That leaves people looking for parking spaces driving in circles.

“I’ve seen all these cars and they also seemed to be parked here continually, inch says resident Joe Pollack.

This winter officials counted more than 50 vehicles in the lot with expired plates or no discs at all — some even appear to be discontinued all together.

“Right at this point there’s no incentive not to [park], ” says Allan Nixon along with Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works. “It’s cheaper to park at the airport for a month than it is to take a cab. inch

The government says it’s looking into regulatory changes, possibly a limit on longer term stays, rules to allow vehicles to be towed more easily, and higher fees.


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The Yukon Government is considering changes to dissuade “extra-long-term” parking at the Erik Neilsen International Airport in Whitehorse.

Parking at the airport’s lot costs $1. 50 a time — the lowest airport parking fee in the land — and there’s no limit to how long you can park.

That leaves people looking for parking spaces driving in circles.

“I’ve seen all these cars and they also seemed to be parked here continually, inch says resident Joe Pollack.

This winter officials counted more than 50 vehicles in the lot with expired plates or no discs at all — some even appear to be discontinued all together.

“Right at this point there’s no incentive not to [park], ” says Allan Nixon along with Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works. “It’s cheaper to park at the airport for a month than it is to take a cab. inch

The government says it’s looking into regulatory changes, possibly a limit on longer term stays, rules to allow vehicles to be towed more easily, and higher fees.

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