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1. When did the parking regulations outlined in the Evergreen Extension Parking Plan come into effect?  

2. Is there a Park and Ride at Moody Centre Station? Is there a Park and Ride at Inlet Centre Station?

3. Did you consider a resident neighbourhood parking pass system?

4. I live in a condo, and need to park my car on the street. Don’t I have the right to park on the street in front of my building? Why are you changing the parking regulations? 

5. With the new regulations, my employees have to move their car every four hours. Why did you change the regulations? 

6. I live in a residential area. Can a family member or visitor park in front of my house without getting a ticket?

7. When did the three-hour bylaw come into effect?

8. Will the three-hour parking limit in residential areas be actively enforced?

9. The three-hour bylaw states no one can park adjacent to my property. What does “adjacent” mean?

10. How do I file a parking complaint?

11. What is the fine for a parking violation?

12. Why are parking signs placed in certain residential areas and not others?

13. I plan to drive to SkyTrain. Where can I park?

14. Where do I pull over when I’m dropping someone off at one of the SkyTrain stations?

15. Taking the bus to the stations doesn’t seem like a convenient option. Has TransLink made any changes to bus routes? 

16. How can I provide feedback on the Evergreen Extension Parking Plan?

When did the parking regulations outlined in the Evergreen Extension Parking Plan come into effect?  
A parking regulation is in effect as soon as a sign is installed on the street. Most signs were installed by the end of the 2016/17 winter season. The remaining signs will be installed June 16, 2017 – these signs, for the Suter Brook and Klahanie neighbourhoods, were delayed due to snow, ice, and roadwork projects.

The exception to the above statement is the three-hour parking limit in residential areas – this bylaw has been in effect since 1987, and requires no signage.  

Is there a Park and Ride at Moody Centre Station? Is there a Park and Ride at Inlet Centre Station?
There is a Park and Ride at Moody Centre Station. Parking allocations were determined at the early stages of the Evergreen Project and confirmed with municipal agreements between the Project and the City. As per the municipal agreement, an increase in parking at the Moody Centre Park and Ride was confirmed at 85 additional parking spaces, for a total of 381.

Parking was allocated at Moody Centre Station only. Inlet Station is intended to serve the local neighbourhood, including pedestrians, transit users, cyclists, and “Kiss and Ride” users. 

Did you consider a resident neighbourhood parking pass system?
A resident permit system was considered for residents residing within walking distance of the stations. This option was not supported due to high initial costs and ongoing administrative costs. Council supported a lower cost option – the current one-year pilot program – to get a better understanding of the impact of commuter parking. 

I live in a condo, and need to park my car on the street. Don’t I have the right to park on the street in front of my building? Why are you changing the parking regulations?
In commercial areas and areas with townhomes and condo developments, on-street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, where parking is permitted, and only for the duration of time stated on parking signs.

The goal of the Evergreen Extension Parking Plan is to minimize the impact of commuter parking. Time limits have been adjusted or added in some areas in order to prevent long-term parking and encourage turnover, so people can access nearby businesses, civic facilities, public parks, and residential areas. Time restrictions are limited to daytime hours to permit parking for longer durations during the evening.

Without time limits in place, there would be nothing to prevent commuters from occupying all available on-street parking spaces, from the early hours of the morning until dinner-time and beyond. On-street parking is limited, and time limits help to provide fair access to these spots for local residents, business owners, patrons, and employees.

With the new regulations, my employees have to move their car every four hours. Why did you change the regulations?
The goal of the Evergreen Extension Parking Plan is to minimize the impact of commuter parking. Time limits have been adjusted or added in some areas in order to prevent long-term parking and encourage turnover, so people can access nearby businesses, civic facilities, public parks, and residential areas. Time restrictions are limited to daytime hours to permit parking for longer durations during the evening.

Without time limits in place, there would be nothing to prevent commuters from occupying all available on-street parking spaces, from the early hours of the morning until dinner-time and beyond. On-street parking is limited, and time limits help to provide fair access to these spots for local residents, business owners, patrons, and employees. 

I live in a residential area. Can a family member or visitor park in front of my house without getting a ticket?
Yes, a family member or visitor can park in front of your house. The bylaw that regulates parking in residential areas (Street, Traffic and Public Places Bylaw #1528, Section 6.3.5) is enforced when a resident files a complaint about an unknown vehicle parked in front of their property.

If you do not file a complaint, there will be no enforcement. 

When did the three-hour bylaw come into effect?
The three-hour parking limit in residential areas has been in effect since 1987, and requires no signage. 

Will the three-hour parking limit in residential areas be actively enforced?
The bylaw that regulates parking in residential areas (Street, Traffic and Public Places Bylaw #1528, Section 6.3.5) is enforced when a resident files a complaint about an unknown vehicle parked in front of their property.

When a complaint is filed – online, by telephone, or via email – Bylaw Enforcement will investigate as priorities permit. 

The three-hour bylaw states no one can park adjacent to my property. What does “adjacent” mean?
“Adjacent” refers to the portion of the street that falls within the boundaries of your property line (in front of your house and/or along the side of your property if you have a corner lot). 

How do I file a parking complaint?
If an unknown vehicle is parked in front of your home, and you would like to file an online complaint with Bylaw Enforcement, click here.

If you have a parking complaint of a different nature, click here to fill out an online complaint form.

You can also file any type of bylaw complaint (parking, barking dog, untidy premises, etc.) by calling 604-469-4697, or emailing bylaw@portmoody.ca

What is the fine for a parking violation?
These are the most common fines under Street Traffic and Public Places Bylaw No. 1528:
1) Section 6.2.7 – Stop/park in contravention of a traffic control device (e.g. parking sign) – $50 (reduced by 50% if paid in full within 30 days); and
2) Section 6.3.5 – Park adjacent to the residential property of another person for more than three hours – $50 (reduced by 50% if paid in full within 30 days). 

Why are parking signs placed in certain residential areas and not others?
As part of the Evergreen Extension Parking Plan, locations within a 10 minute walking distance to the stations have signage installed to discourage long-term commuter parking. 

I plan to drive to SkyTrain. Where can I park?
Once the Evergreen Extension opens, there will be 85 new parking spots at Moody Centre Station, for a total of 381. Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station will have more than 150 spaces. At Coquitlam Central Station, there will be an additional 415 parking spots, bringing the total to more than 1,000. 

Where do I pull over when I’m dropping someone off at one of the SkyTrain stations?
At Inlet Station, there is a “Kiss and Ride” drop-off/pick-up area located off Barnet Highway, along the access road that runs between the station’s east entrance and Westwood Honda.
At Moody Centre Station, there is a “Kiss and Ride” drop-off/pick-up area located inside the east Park and Ride lot next to Williams Street. 

Taking the bus to the stations doesn’t seem like a convenient option. Has TransLink made any changes to bus routes?
Staff at the City and TransLink worked together to establish new bus routes and adjust the frequency of trips in preparation for the Evergreen Extension. In December 2016, TransLink introduced changes to improve bus connections to all six Evergreen stations. Check Trip Planner to see the new routes and schedule. Visit TransLink.ca for more information. 

How can I provide feedback on the Evergreen Extension Parking Plan?
The Evergreen Extension Parking Plan is a pilot program, and the City values your input. Click here to fill out an online feedback form. 
 

Last updated: 29/05/2017 9:08:42 AM