Parking fees, hours changing at city-owned spots in Edmonton on May 1
Parking in city-owned spots in Edmonton is going to change starting May 1, with fees rising in a handful of spots, operating hours extending and dozens of paid spots converting to free parking in low-demand areas.
Edmonton city council approved changes to parking fees during budget deliberations in December.
Read more: In an effort to raise revenue, Edmonton city council approves higher parking fees among other changes
According to a news release Wednesday, the fee to park at city-owned spots on Rice Howard Way, 104 Street between Jasper Avenue and Rogers Place and 103 Street between 102 and 103 Avenue will go from $3.50 to $4.50 an hour.
“The new pricing rate is competitive with rates for surface private parking lots, which charge between $4.00 to $6.00 an hour,” said the city, adding pricing at lower demand areas will remain at $1 to $2.50 an hour.
Operating hours will be extended to 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and paid parking will be in effect on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting May 1.
Paid parking will be converted to free two- or three-hour parking in 68 zones due to low demand, according to the city.
These low-demand spots include some along Jasper Avenue between 109 and 118 Street and a concentration of spots in Chinatown, among others.
Thirteen EPark zones will be created starting June 1: three zones in the 124 Street area, five zones in the Old Strathcona area, two zones in the Kingsway area and three in downtown.
The 30-minute period of free parking that allowed for drop-off and pick-up will be adjusted to 15 minutes, the city said.
Enforcement will be eased until May 15 to allow drivers to adjust to the changes, according to the city.
Ottewell residents fear loss of parking because of neighbourhood renewal
&© 2023 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.
View original article here Source