We need more parking space freed, not more free parking spaces. Using smart parking meters which charge the ideal market rate at any point in the day will give people fair parking prices better than a flat hike of $1. Let demand set the price, not the other way around when the parking supply is basically fixed. The technology is in use everywhere from downtown Las Vegas to downtown Saskatoon hotels.
Saskatoon is adapting to better bike lanes this Spring by switching to a test street design that requires smart meters. This street type is used in multiple Canadian cities already.