One of the candidates for Mayor of Toronto is pitching the idea of a parking ban on main streets downtown, and what he refers to as 'the arterial roads.'
David Soknacki says it would achieve two objectives: better flow of traffic and it would "free up real estate to allow for cycling."
He's not sure but he believes this would eliminate thousands of parking spaces on downtown streets from Bloor to the Lake, between Jarvis Street and Spadina Avenue.
The 'no street parking ban' would be in effect 24-7, but Soknacki says he would phase it in.
Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, chair of the public works committee says this would cause a financial hit to the city because of lost parking meter revenue. Besides, Minnan-Wong believes that if parking is taken away from business-lined roads, those businesses and residents will be very vocal.
Newstalk1010's Russ Courtney reports: