Parking Signs Pilot

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The City recognizes the importance of parking and curbside management, including signage that is clear and easy to understand. Easier to read parking signage is better for drivers and businesses, and helps to reduce congestion. That’s why we are trying out a few different approaches to improve parking signage to make it easier to understand where and when you can park.



The City recognizes the importance of parking and curbside management, including signage that is clear and easy to understand. Easier to read parking signage is better for drivers and businesses, and helps to reduce congestion. That’s why we are trying out a few different approaches to improve parking signage to make it easier to understand where and when you can park.



Background

A committee comprised of members of the Public Service and the Exchange District BIZ was established in 2020 and tasked with identifying ways to improve the readability of parking signage.

In January 2021, Council authorized the Public Service to implement the first part of a two-phase pilot project lasting up to one year. The intent of the pilot is to improve parking signage on the following street segments in the Exchange District:

  1. Bannatyne Avenue between Main Street and Waterfront Drive
  2. King Street between Notre Dame Avenue and William Avenue
  3. Arthur Street Between Bannatyne Avenue and Notre Dame Avenue 

Phase 1 included the installation of parking guides on signposts (facing the sidewalk) throughout the pilot area, with easy-to-read timetables that clarify the regulatory signs. The guides were installed in early June 2021 and were replaced with revised guides in January 2022. 

In July 2021, Council authorized the Public Service to implement the second part of the pilot. Phase 2 consists of removing existing regulatory signage (facing the street) in the pilot area and replacing it with newly designed regulatory signage. Phase 2 will include installing revised parking guides to respond to what we heard in Phase 1

Permanent implementation is subject to Council approval.
Page last updated: 05 Apr 2022, 03:41 PM