No stopping zones and no parking zones

Rules on No Stopping and No Parking signs are set by Street and Traffic Bylaw 2849.

No Stopping and No Parking signs without times limits are in effect all day. If you do not know how long you are going to be, using a parking lot avoids the hassle of worrying about moving your vehicle. 

No Stopping

Section 3: Once your vehicle stops moving, it has stopped.

Section 17.1: You cannot stop in a No Stopping zone for any reason, or any length of time.

No Stopping signs are also used to indicate zones that are for the exclusive use of a particular vehicle group including bus, taxi, commercial vehicle, motorcycle, tour bus, special event vehicle, police, accessible parking, and temporary zones.

No Parking

Section 3: If your vehicle stops, and is not loading or unloading passengers, it is parked, whether it is occupied or not.

Section 17.6A (a): You can stop in a No Parking zone for up to five minutes to load or unload passengers, or materials.

Exception: Section 17.6A (b): Motorists with a valid parking permit for people with disabilities - a SPARC placard - can use No Parking zones for up to 30 minutes for loading and unloading passengers, or materials.

Read the by-law

Street & Traffic Bylaw

Regulates traffic, the use of streets, and the size and weight of vehicles that are permitted to travel on City of Vancouver streets.