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Queen’s/KGH next for On-street Parking Permits

April 29, 2014 -

This October, the City will roll-out its on-street parking program in the area around Queen's University and Kingston General Hospital  (KGH). The program is aimed at improving the distribution and availability of neighbourhood on-street parking for residents, visitors and commuters, while encouraging commuters to the area to consider more sustainable options, such as public transit, the Queen's parking shuttle, active transportation and car-pooling.

"We want commuters to this area to explore their options. The initial on-street permit program in the busy downtown area around Hotel Dieu Hospital, called Area A, has worked really well to balance commuter and resident parking demand," says Paula Nichols, Manager of Parking.  The on-street parking permit program for that area was initiated in the fall of 2013.

The Queen's/KGH area (the program's Area B) has a large number of non-residents taking up on-street spots all day.  This creates parking challenges for area residents and for patients and visitors with short-term parking needs. Issuing a limited number of on-street permits to allow all-day parking in a controlled manner helps distribute the parking supply and offers area residents and workers predictable parking, while free-ing up on-street spots for those in need of short-term parking.

Information Session for area residents: Wednesday, May 14

Area residents have been invited to an information session on the program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 at Winston Churchill Public School, 530 Earl St.  They will learn about the changes to parking regulations in the area and how they may affect their street.  Information on the program is also available at www.CityofKingston.ca/parking or by calling Customer Service at 613-546-0000.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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