City resumes all parking enforcement April 30

Enforcement will ensure equitable access to parking for residents and businesses

April 30 2020 –

We'll resume parking enforcement across the city starting April 30. 

We've heard concerns from residents and business owners about vehicles occupying parking spots for extended periods. Initially, the city relaxed parking enforcement as a response to diminished traffic volume and as a way to support essential workers during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) health crisis. But with complaints from residents and businesses growing, we'll resume parking enforcement to normal operation levels.

Focusing on priority and problem areas

Initial parking-enforcement efforts will focus on priority and problem areas such as:

  • Metered-parking areas
  • Time-limited areas
  • Residential-permit parking zones

City staff will monitor the situation and resume enforcement of other regulations, such as rush-hour zones, when needed.

In addition to supporting residents and business owners who need to maintain parking near their homes or businesses, restarting parking enforcement will allow healthcare and homecare workers to find parking spots more easily. We will continue to offer free parking for these essential workers through their employers. 

Staff will post the updated parking information on the City’s website and social channels, and place large signs at key locations across the city. 

Background

On March 30, we temporarily relaxed parking enforcement and asked people to pitch in by avoiding street parking if they had off-street options. Unfortunately, the suspension of parking enforcement has led many people to take advantage of the availability of parking for extended periods, thereby making it unavailable for others. 

We've been ramping up parking enforcement since April 9, starting with the West End, Kitsilano, and Point Grey.