Staff to examine alternating side of the street parking proposal

Brad Nieman. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)
OLIVIA TIMM

FOR THE GAZETTE

A future review on options for alternate side parking in urban centres will come back to council in 2022.

The resolution put forward by Coun. Brad Nieman is to direct staff to review and report back to council on the benefits and applicability of alternate side parking permitted on both sides of residential side streets.

Parking would be permitted on one side between the 1st and 15th of the month and alternate to the other side of the roadway between the 16th and 31st of the month, with exemptions where there are metered parking zones.

“It keeps the flow of traffic going and it is used in numerous municipalities in the province and I think it gives us another option,” Nieman explained.

Coun. Phil St. Jean, who represents Ward 1 – Picton alongside Coun. Kate MacNaughton, referenced West Mary Street in Picton, saying it is a nightmare to have parking along both roadways where it can be difficult for small cars to pass through, let alone larger vehicles.

CAO Marcia Wallace confirmed this would come back as part of a substantial parking report and would be discussed prior to the 2022 tourist season.