City of Williams Lake to clamp down on boulevard parking

City of Williams Lake to clamp down and enforce its boulevard parking traffic control bylaw.

  • May. 27, 2013 9:00 a.m.

In order to ensure that vehicles are not illegally parked on city boulevards, the city will focus on enforcement of the 2011 Boulevard Parking Traffic Control Bylaw, which prohibits boulevard parking in residential zones without an approved boulevard parking spot approved by the city.

Vehicles parked on city boulevards can impede safe snow removal, obstruct clear sight lines for motorists and cyclists, and can be a factor in unsightly properties.

Residents are reminded that vehicles parked illegally on the boulevard could be subjected to fines and/or towed.

To apply for an approved boulevard parking area, residents must submit a Request For Boulevard Parking form to the general manager of planning and operations.

The parking area must meet all criteria set out in the bylaw:

1. Parking spot must be delineated (must have a clear border)

2. Parking spot must be surfaced either by paving (preferred), crush, or with grindings (available from the city at a low cost)

3. Parking spot must be connected to driveway

4. The homeowner can request a “curb drop,” however, this cost will be borne by the homeowner

5. Plans for parking spots must be approved by the general manager of planning and oOperations before construction takes place

6. Parking spot must be clearly marked in the winter months for easy identification by snow removal crews

7. All passenger vehicles parked within boulevard parking spots must be licensed and insured

8. No recreational vehicles, trailers, or storage of any kind

9. Vehicle must not exceed size of allotted area both in width and length

10. The deadline for markers is October 31 of any given year to correspond with the beginning of the snow removal season.

To request boulevard parking forms or more information, contact the city at 250-392-2311.

 

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