Changes to On-Street Parking
As part of its mandate to manage the private use of the public right-of-way, the Winnipeg Parking Authority will be proposing changes to on-street parking in the downtown. As part of the process in developing the proposed changes, meetings have been held with stakeholders and residents in the downtown and input from the general public is also being sought.
Proposed changes include:
- Creation of a high demand zone in specific areas of the downtown and Exchange districts where the hourly rate of on-street parking would be higher
- A review of loading zones in the downtown to identify which could be adjusted, or in some cases, removed in order to increase the amount of available on-street parking
In developing the proposed changes, the following principles were followed:
- On-street parking is for short-term visitors to an area, not for long-term use
- In areas of high demand, on-street parking should be more expensive than off-street parking
- Determination of areas of high demand should be based on usage data
- Loading zones are intended for delivery/pick-up of materials used by a business, not for customers
- Loading zones should normally not be 24 hours
A public Open House on March 5th from 5-8pm at the Winnipeg Convention Centre included a presentation outlining the process and methodology behind the development of the proposed changes. Attendees were offered the opportunity to complete a survey on downtown parking to provide public input to not only the proposed changes, but also to other downtown parking issues.
View the presentation.