City to waive hourly parking payments to support essential travel - City to waive hourly parking payments to support essential travel
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March 19, 2020 -
The City is waiving hourly parking payments in an effort to better support the essential travel needs of residents and commuters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We recognize that daily travel patterns for many in our community have changed and we want to ensure that parking remains available and accessible to those who require it. These parking changes are being implemented to support essential travel needs as recommended by KFL&A Public Health during this time.
Until further notice, hourly parking payments will no longer be enforced for public parking. This applies to:
- On-street parking spaces
- Surface parking lots
- City parking garages
All public parking will remain open to serve the downtown and hospital areas. Gates at City parking garages will be lifted to allow vehicles to enter and exit without making payment. These changes are effective immediately.
Parking demand is expected to remain high in areas that surround hospitals, particularly for accessible parking spaces and short-term parking zones. We ask that residents keep in mind the needs of others when selecting a parking location and, where possible, park in areas that have lower demand.
As an additional measure, the City will also be lifting the overnight winter parking regulations effective immediately. These regulations are normally in place until March 31.
Other parking regulations will continue to be enforced during this time, with a focus on safety and transportation-related concerns such as accessible parking, transit stops, and no parking or stopping areas. As of Wednesday, March 18, restrictions for on-street time-of-day parking are no longer in effect.
The situation is evolving rapidly, and we appreciate the patience and understanding of the community as we continue to adjust City services in response to COVID-19.
The City continues to monitor the information released by the provincial Ministry of Health and other public health partners, including KFL&A Public Health.