And you think, @retiredfire and @barhonda that a single lane street with vehicles backed up to turn into parking would reduce your 15 minute wait -- I highly doubt it. If there is a problem -- localize it, don't spread it around. A single lane traffic solution is not a solution at all. And, yes, I have had two business locations -- both in Old Strathcona -- that had only alley access to parking and I too needed my car to travel to client meetings and to commute. There were occasional inconveniences but nothing that I would bother to write about.