Winter Parking Restriction - Pilot Project Review Water - Duckworth Streets

Consultation has concluded

Council has approved changes to the Pilot Project for Winter 2018-19. Details of Winter 2018-19 Parking restrictions available on the NEWS FEED.

During Winter 2018, parking restrictions were put in place for sections of Water Street and Duckworth Street as a pilot project. The objective of the pilot project was to provide a better snow clearing service for patrons of the downtown by ensuring that all snow was plowed close to the curb. Plowing the snow close to the curb provides clear parking spaces, along with driving lanes, following a snow fall and before a full snow removal could be

Council has approved changes to the Pilot Project for Winter 2018-19. Details of Winter 2018-19 Parking restrictions available on the NEWS FEED.

During Winter 2018, parking restrictions were put in place for sections of Water Street and Duckworth Street as a pilot project. The objective of the pilot project was to provide a better snow clearing service for patrons of the downtown by ensuring that all snow was plowed close to the curb. Plowing the snow close to the curb provides clear parking spaces, along with driving lanes, following a snow fall and before a full snow removal could be completed. The parking restriction helped to minimize the number of obstacles the snow plow operators had to maneuver around. It also allowed for a more efficient service delivery since operators did not have to check the area multiple times to see if a car(s) had moved.

Each vehicle left in a parking space overnight in winter can negatively impact three parking spaces – the one behind it, the one it occupies, and the one in front.

Prior to Council making a decision on whether the pilot project achieved its goals, feedback from the users of the downtown and key downtown stakeholders is required.


CLOSED: This quick poll has concluded.

The City put a temporary winter parking restriction in for parts of Water St. and Duckworth St. in 2018 between 3:30 and 6:30 a.m. Should the city:

Continue with the parking restriction as it functioned in 2018 - 3:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. restriction was fine
27%
Continue with some type of parking restriction but modifiy it from the pilot - I like the idea of the restriction but would like to see it modified
37%
Develop an alternative approach to solve the issue in winter - I know we need to address the issue but I have a better idea
17%
Discontinue the parking restriction and return to status quo - I am ok with parking spaces being unavailable due to snow
19%
Total Votes : 86