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It's TIME to Ask BC FERRIES to Get SMART

132 Signatures Goal: 250

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED ARE PETITIONING BRITISH COLUMBIA FERRY SERVICES INC. to please support the green vehicle movement here on Vancouver Island and elsewhere in Canada by including Smart Cars under the same half price tariff as currently exists for motorcycle traffic because the Smart Car is the only sub-compact 4-wheeled vehicle that fits within a 3-metre space. Anyone who is a Smart Car owner will have been asked, at least once, "Where's the other half of your car" Smart Car owners, being the eco-friendly people they generally are, will be happy to answer this question, and usually by the time they finish "answering" will have convinced the individual asking that they should also be a Smart Car owner. The problem that Smart Car owners living on Vancouver Island or on the BC Mainland face if they often frequent BC Ferries, is that even though you can easily park TWO Smart Cars in the same 20' space allotted for "regular" length vehicles, and still have some 4.5' left over, rather than charging Smart Car owners 1/2 price, which is the same price as motorcycles, which are often larger than a Smart Car because the motorcycle tariff includes both sidecars AND trailers, Smart Car owners are still being charged for a 20' space. This outdated tariff is also unfair to regular length vehicles as well, because the regular length vehicle parking behind the Smart Car is actually paying AGAIN for the some 11 feet the Smart Car owner already paid for, but doesn't fill up. If you are a regular length vehicle owner, do you think it's fair that you are paying BC Ferries again for some 11 feet of a space already paid for by the Smart Car owner in front of you If you are a Smart Car owner, do you think it's fair that even though you have made a visible effort by choosing to drive a green vehicle that has a much smaller footprint and thus impacts much less negatively on our environment, that your efforts should be ignored by BC Ferries The City of Victoria and other cities in Canada acknowledge the efforts of Smart Car owners by providing 1/2 size, green parking stalls to accommodate vehicles no longer than 3 metres. So far, no other small vehicle (other than some motorcycles w/o a trailer) fits into this very small category. If you think that it's time that BC Ferries got Smart, please sign our petition. It's good for all drivers AND it's a smart move for the environment.

Sponsor

Asia, Jim and Boris are Smart Car owners living on Vancouver Island, in the garden City of Victoria, the capital of BC. We travel the islands quite a bit with our K-9 Super Heroes, mobile dog training service and are very happy to know that we are making much less of a negative impact on our environment. http://www.k-9SuperHeroes.com

Links

http://www.clubsmartcar.com is a place where Smart Car owners like to gather to share stories and information.
  • Ian Hammocks
    Ian Hammocks Canada, Duncan
    Aug 03, 2014
    Aug 03, 2014
    Maybe we should find a way to regenerate more interest in this and other topics. I have just become the new owner of a 2008 fourtwo - loving it.
  • Dimitrios Stephanoy
    Dimitrios Stephanoy United States, Minneapolis
    May 12, 2014
    May 12, 2014
    Agree 1000%
  • GORDON FOSTER
    GORDON FOSTER Canada, Richmond
    May 10, 2014
    May 10, 2014
    Right on !
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    Michelle Van Mil
    5 months ago
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    Ian Marshall
    9 months ago
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    Ian Hammocks
    10 months ago
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    James Haldane
    11 months ago
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    George Power
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    Dimitrios Stephanoy
    1 year ago
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    GORDON FOSTER
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