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2018-01-09 - Amendments to Bylaw on Winter Parking Restrictions Now in Effect

The City of Charlottetown's proposed amendments to the Traffic Bylaw passed third reading at last night’s Council Meeting.

The amendments to the Traffic Bylaw now allow winter parking restrictions to be enforced beginning at 11 p.m. Anyone parking on City streets between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. is taking a risk that they may be ticketed and/or towed. The City of Charlottetown works hard to notify the public in a timely fashion on days that the winter parking restrictions are being enforced through the Charlottetown Alert System, the City’s social media accounts and through local media.

These amendments to the Traffic Bylaw will improve snow clearing and de-icing activities and are expected to have minimal impact on the downtown area. With the amendment, crews will focus on residential areas beginning at 11 p.m. and be able to complete full routes and reduce backtracking to these areas. Minimizing redundancy of routes will help improve efficiency of snow removal processes allowing the early hours of the a.m. to be downtown focused.

The public is encouraged to use off-street parking when the snow alert is on to avoid potential ticketing and/or towing.  Off-street parking is available at the Confederation Landing parking lot and is free from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. during the winter months. The city parkades offer free parking on Saturday’s and holidays. The public is also encouraged to use T3 Transit, for route schedules and fare details, visit: www.t3transit.ca

Residents are encouraged to sign up for the Charlottetown Alert System. Registered users have the option to receive alerts when the Snow Alert is turned on and Winter Parking restrictions are being enforced to the device of their choice. The alert system is subscription based and residents can choose how they receive messages, such as by phone, text or email. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes and is available at the City’s website: www.charlottetown.ca.

The snow alert is turned on as the Public Works Department expects to be de-icing and/or clearing and hauling snow tonight (Tuesday, January 9). Motorists are advised that the overnight winter parking restrictions will be enforced from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. throughout the City at the discretion of Charlottetown Police Services. Anyone parking on City streets tonight is taking a risk that they may be ticketed and/or towed.

If you have questions or would like additional information, visit our Know About Snow page at: www.charlottetown.ca/know-about-snow.php or call our Winter Call Centre at: 902-629-6916.


Media contact:

Alicia Packwood
Communications Assistant
City of Charlottetown

Visit the website: www.charlottetown.ca/know-about-snow.php

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018
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