Some residential areas in Saskatoon experience significant on-street parking congestion, usually generated by a nearby hospital, university or business district. The Residential Parking Program (RPP) Bylaw was established to designate certain streets as residential parking zones which limit non-resident parking to a short period of time.
With the rapid growth or the city in recent years, demand for on-street parking has increased. A comprehensive review of the RPP is required to identify revisions to the bylaw that will better address current needs and pressures. The review will include engagement of residents, businesses and institutions that have first-hand knowledge of the program. This input will play a critical role in identifying appropriate and necessary program change.
The RPP Review is intended to:
- address issues raised while accommodating the original intent of the program;
- establish efficient and appropriate zone creation and modification processes;
- confirm appropriate permit types, fees and eligibility criteria; and,
- identify opportunities to improve and/or automate administrative and operational processes.
There were five public open houses and an online survey held in spring 2019 to collect public input regarding issues with the current program. Meetings with parking generators, such as the University and hospitals, were also held in spring. These consultations helped inform proposed amendments to the RPP program. These proposed amendments will be the focus of public consultation being held in November/December, 2019.