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Changes this winter for overnight parking in the North, East and West sides of the City

10-Nov-2015

What you need to know

The City would like to inform citizens of changes to overnight on-street parking restrictions in the north, east and west sides of the City. An amendment to the City’s Traffic By-law was passed by Common Council at a final reading on November 9, 2015. The restrictions will take effect immediately. 
 
The parking restrictions mean that an overnight on-street parking ban in the North, East and West parts of the City will be called when snow clearing is required. The parking ban is referred to as the “North, East and West Temporary Overnight Parking Ban”. The only area of the City exempt from the North, East and West parking ban is the South Central Peninsula, where the separate and traditional on-street parking bans (also known as “snow bans”) will remain in place. 
 
On-street parking between called bans is permitted unless otherwise prohibited by on-street signage and the Motor Vehicle Act.
 
As is the case with the overnight parking bans called in the south central peninsula, the City will advise citizens through www.saintjohn.ca and several other media when a North, East and West overnight parking ban is called.  To receive notifications direct to email, citizens can sign up to receive City News. Citizens may also call the parking ban information line at 658-4040. Should a ban be declared, the City’s website, information line and local media will all be updated by 3:45pm.
 
To prepare for an overnight parking ban, citizens who rely on on-street parking in the North, East and West parts of the City are encouraged to make alternate off-street parking arrangements ahead of the first snowfall. Citizens looking for off-street parking and citizens who have additional off-street parking can make use of the site www.shareyourride.ca to connect.
 
Citizens have a responsibility to secure off-street parking and to seek information on when these parking bans are declared.  The City thanks citizens for their cooperation as efforts are made to enhance the snow clearing service.