A Parking Study observed that overnight parking efficiency was 85%. Meaning 6 cars take the space of 7. We are in the process of generating a list of guidelines to try to mitigate the problem. The list is presented.
Suggestions from the Parking & Transportation Committee
- Do not park in front of fire hydrants. Obvious, but often ignored.
- Use every inch of available parking; take it to the edge of the sign or markings.
- Park in as litte a space as you safely can. It may take several Fwd-Rev moves. Please do not leave 4’+ in front and behind your vehicle.
- Do not park in a cross-walk. Another obvious but frequent offence.
- Park as close to the curb as possible. This will make parking beside your vehicle easier for the next person.
- Observe the parking restrictions, parking periods could be changed.
- Unless posted as No Parking, parking is permitted in many Bus Stops. Check the neighborhood and you will see.
- Parking is not permitted on pavements, even garage driveways. Pedestrians Rule.
- At 8 or 9 PM, how efficiently is your street parked? The Parking Study found an 85% parking efficiency. This translates to 6 cars in 7 parking spots. Organize your street and know your neighbor’s cars. Moving a couple of cars can create an extra spot. Dog walkers are the best candidates for this committee. Speak to and educate repeat offenders.