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City resumes enforcement of permit parking zones in West End

April 9 2020 –

Starting in the afternoon of Thursday, April 9, we are resuming enforcement of permit parking zones in the West End. This includes all permit parking west of Burrard Street.

As people from other parts of the city continue to travel by car, particularly during nice weather, to enjoy the Stanley Park Seawall, English Bay beaches, and Stanley Park, we are taking additional steps to deter people from driving to the West End.

Keep active and stay safe

The goal is to enable physical distancing and reduce the number of people congregating on the area's beaches, the Seawall, and Stanley Park. This measure is in addition to the Park Board's closure on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, of Stanley Park to vehicles.

We ask that people stay in their own neighbourhoods and take advantage of local parks and green space to exercise and get fresh air rather than converging on popular trails and beaches.

Enforcement and signage

Parking enforcement officers will begin ticketing cars parked in permit parking zones in the West End on Thursday afternoon. Large signs will be placed at access points to the West End, so that drivers are aware parking enforcement has resumed.

We are committed to ensuring healthcare workers can continue to park for free during the COVID-19 crisis. We are working directly with healthcare facilities in the area to ensure parking remains available and accessible.

Actions you can take

The Stay Home, Stay Put public campaign reminds people of the five main actions they can take to help limit the spread of the virus, including:

  • Maintaining physical distance of at least 2 metres with others outside your home
  • Avoiding any gatherings of people on private property, at work, or in parks
  • Working from home if possible
  • Only go out for essential activities such as shopping for groceries, picking up prescriptions, and exercising alone or with members of your household
  • Staying home if you are sick or showing symptoms

These steps will help keep us, our loved ones, neighbours, and colleagues safe, and means we will be in a much stronger position to recover and rebuild when this pandemic is over.

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