Edmonton removing 15 residential parking permit zones – Edmonton

Several popular Edmonton neighbourhoods will no longer have street parking set aside for residents. City councillors decided Tuesday that 15 areas — including Belgravia, Century Park, Holyrood, McKernan, Northlands and Southgate — won’t have free parking permits and those zones will be open to anyone to park in.

Several other areas — including Garneau and Commonwealth — will have their residential parking permit zone reduced in size.

The changes will start rolling out in June.

The city allocates residential parking permits for high-traffic areas; communities near so-called “traffic generators.”

The city said some parking zones were removed or reduced because they’re not near a traffic generator or a portion of the area is outside the “traffic generator” radius.

Traffic generators are listed as:

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  • Post-secondary institutions (with a minimum of 5,000 students, in a residential (not commercial) area with limited private parking options)
  • Major event venues (with a minimum capacity of 10,000 people and year-round events, with limited private parking options and no Park & Ride)
  • Active LRT stations with adjoining transit centres (that don’t have public or private Park & Ride on-site)

Areas that will see their residential parking permit program REMOVED:

Belgravia


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Belvedere

Boyle Street

Central McDougall

Century Park

Glengarry

Groat Estates

Holyrood

McKernan

Northlands

Oliver

Parkallen

Rossdale

Royal Gardens

Southgate


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Areas that will see their residential parking permit program REDUCED:

Commonwealth Stadium (reduced by about 30 per cent)

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Garneau (reduced by about 15 per cent)

NAIT (reduced by about eight per cent)

Windsor Park (reduced by about eight per cent)

The city is also introducing a $120/year fee for permitted zones around areas like Commonwealth. That annual permit would be voluntary and would only be charged if residents choose to pay for a permit. Thus, households that don’t have a vehicle or that use their garage would likely opt out of the annual permit.


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