Winnipeg Parking Strategy

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Now that the conversation is started, take the survey or attend a virtual event to tell us what you think about some of the different ways we may address parking challenges.

Do you have something to say about parking?

The City of Winnipeg is developing the Winnipeg Parking Strategy. The strategy will outline the City’s five-year vision for on-street parking, off-street parking, and broader curbside management, and will create the framework for the development of progressive parking policies and services to facilitate access for

Now that the conversation is started, take the survey or attend a virtual event to tell us what you think about some of the different ways we may address parking challenges.

Do you have something to say about parking?

The City of Winnipeg is developing the Winnipeg Parking Strategy. The strategy will outline the City’s five-year vision for on-street parking, off-street parking, and broader curbside management, and will create the framework for the development of progressive parking policies and services to facilitate access for motorists while supporting the needs of residents, local businesses, hospitals, and other key stakeholders.

The Winnipeg Parking Authority (WPA) manages City-owned public parking resources. Since its inception in 2005, the WPA has continued to modernize parking and curbside management with progressive policies and services, and through the adoption of new technologies.

As we work towards developing a new five-year comprehensive parking strategy, we want to understand the parking challenges facing residents, visitors, and businesses who rely on effective parking and curbside management.

As part of the strategy development, we will review our services, policies, and mechanisms with the goal of improving parking convenience and accessibility. We will also examine how best to create parking availability in areas of high parking demand, explore curbside parking management strategies, and undertake a comprehensive review of pricing models.

The Winnipeg Parking Strategy will take into consideration other planning documents and policies, such as OurWinnipeg, Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan, and the Transportation Master Plan.

Parking Terms and Concepts

Learn more about the parking terms and concepts using throughout the Parking Conceptual Framework.

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    Occupancy

    about 2 months ago

    A key metric in parking and curbside management is the occupancy rate. Occupancy refers to the proportion of spaces that are filled at a given point in time and is usually expressed as a percentage.

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    Turnover

    about 2 months ago

    Turnover refers to the number of times a parking space is vacated by one vehicle and filled by another in a given period of time. Turnover can be encouraged by charging a fee for parking so that drivers only use the space for as long as they need it. This helps to optimize the use of parking spaces and, in a commercial context, may enable more drivers to visit local businesses because they can easily access spaces near their destination.

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    Transportation Demand Management (TMD)

    about 2 months ago

    TDM refers to policies and practices that increase the overall efficiency of a transportation network by encouraging diversity in both travel modes and times. By shifting away from a system in which the vast majority of trips are taken in single-occupancy motor vehicles during peak demand periods to one that employs a mix of transportation modes spread over a longer timeframe, the capacity requirements for streets and parking spaces may be reduced. TDM can also help to encourage sustainable travel choices and safer streets.

    Some examples of TDM tools include:

    Unbundled Parking – Unbundled parking refers to the de-linking... Continue reading

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    Dynamic Pricing

    about 2 months ago

    Parking demand can vary throughout the day, week, season, or year. Static parking prices (i.e. prices that stay the same) may contribute to occupancy rates being too high or too low at various points throughout the day. Dynamic pricing is a system in which parking rates can be changed at regular intervals (quarterly, monthly, daily, hourly, etc.) based on demand. This allows the City to adjust parking rates more regularly to better match the parking demand in the area, which optimizes turnover of parking spaces and allows more customers to visit local businesses. Drivers pay a higher rate when there... Continue reading

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    Progressive Parking Rates and Fines

    about 2 months ago

    The ways in which we purchase on-street parking and pay fines for parking violations have evolved with new technology. Transactions that used to be made through a coin-operated meter are now frequently carried out through cell phones or other mobile devices. This technology could enable the City to adjust parking rates and fines in new and innovative ways to help overcome challenges with parking payments.

    A disproportionately high percentage of parking violations can be attributed to a relatively small number of registered vehicle owners. This suggests that the current fine structure is not an adequate deterrent. Progressive parking fines are... Continue reading