26th Street Resident Exempt Parking Area Project

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Introduction

The City will be implementing a Resident Exempt Parking Area (REPA) on 26th Street and some adjacent side-streets in Fall 2021. A REPA is an on-street parking program that is intended to improve parking opportunities for residents, while balancing the needs of all users.

Background

26th Street experiences parking congestion from commuters, employees, and visitors of nearby businesses. Therefore, residents of 26th Street approached the City of Vernon to request that a REPA be implemented. In October 2020, the City completed a parking assessment and a survey of residents, at which time it was determined that the observed parking congestion and level of resident support warranted a REPA.

October 2020 survey results

The City circulated a survey to 26th Street residents in October 2020 to confirm there was enough support for the program. The City received responses from more than 50% of residential dwellings and more than 67% supported a REPA, which meant there was sufficient support.

Common concerns we heard from residents through the survey:

  1. Narrow road width after snowfalls
  2. Some of the four hour parking zones should be two hour parking
  3. Possible parking spillover into adjacent streets
  4. Permit fees

We hope this site will help address some of the above noted questions (please check the FAQ tab below).

Project details

To fully implement this program, the City will:

  1. Gather your feedback before we finalize a parking layout design.
  2. Finalize the parking layout design.
  3. Design and implement a parking permit process to launch in Fall 2021.
  4. Install REPA signage in Fall 2021

Implementation of the REPA is planned by Fall 2021.


Feedback

We want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to look at the map and fill out the survey below to let use know what you think about the proposed 2 hour / 4 hour zones and general concerns with parking. Note that some input may not be accommodated based on available data, safety, and bylaw regulations.

The survey closes on April 30, 2021. You can also ask questions below. If you are unable to complete the survey online and would like to discuss the project, please contact Ellen Croy at 250-550-3676, or ecroy@vernon.ca.

Introduction

The City will be implementing a Resident Exempt Parking Area (REPA) on 26th Street and some adjacent side-streets in Fall 2021. A REPA is an on-street parking program that is intended to improve parking opportunities for residents, while balancing the needs of all users.

Background

26th Street experiences parking congestion from commuters, employees, and visitors of nearby businesses. Therefore, residents of 26th Street approached the City of Vernon to request that a REPA be implemented. In October 2020, the City completed a parking assessment and a survey of residents, at which time it was determined that the observed parking congestion and level of resident support warranted a REPA.

October 2020 survey results

The City circulated a survey to 26th Street residents in October 2020 to confirm there was enough support for the program. The City received responses from more than 50% of residential dwellings and more than 67% supported a REPA, which meant there was sufficient support.

Common concerns we heard from residents through the survey:

  1. Narrow road width after snowfalls
  2. Some of the four hour parking zones should be two hour parking
  3. Possible parking spillover into adjacent streets
  4. Permit fees

We hope this site will help address some of the above noted questions (please check the FAQ tab below).

Project details

To fully implement this program, the City will:

  1. Gather your feedback before we finalize a parking layout design.
  2. Finalize the parking layout design.
  3. Design and implement a parking permit process to launch in Fall 2021.
  4. Install REPA signage in Fall 2021

Implementation of the REPA is planned by Fall 2021.


Feedback

We want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to look at the map and fill out the survey below to let use know what you think about the proposed 2 hour / 4 hour zones and general concerns with parking. Note that some input may not be accommodated based on available data, safety, and bylaw regulations.

The survey closes on April 30, 2021. You can also ask questions below. If you are unable to complete the survey online and would like to discuss the project, please contact Ellen Croy at 250-550-3676, or ecroy@vernon.ca.

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26th Street REPA Area

5 months

This is the proposed REPA parking time limits. Please fill out the survey (in the next tab) to let us know what you think.

  • RED means proposed 2 hour parking (8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)
  • ORANGE means proposed 4 hour parking (8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)
Page last updated: 21 April 2021, 11:46