Pixabay photo

Residents, businesses, can now petition for time restricted parking

New policy provides framework for implementing time limited parking in the Township

Residents and businesses in the Township of Langley can now apply to have time restricted parking implemented on streets in their area.

Township council recently adopted a new policy that provides the framework for this type of parking, following a request to staff in June, 2017.

Based on past complaints, time restricted parking will likely be added in areas near the Langley Memorial Hospital, where staff and patients often park on side streets to avoid the pay lot, near the Carvolth Exchange, or in downtown Fort Langley and downtown Aldergrove.

“Concerns have been raised by local area residents and businesses with the usage of on-street parking on local and collector roads. Specific concerns include overflow parking from commercial areas to residential streets, parking on local streets by persons avoiding pay parking areas, and persons parking for extended periods in high parking demand areas, resulting in a reduction of parking supply,” a staff report states.

Residents can initiate the process through a petition that shows at least one-third of the potentially affected properties are in support. If staff deem the restricted parking works in that area, a formal ballot will take place, requiring at least two-thirds support.

In commercial areas, the process can be initiated by a business group, rather than a ballot process.

This type of parking will be considered on a block-by-block basis.

Bylaw officers will also use a new electronic Automated Licence Plate Recognition Systems to enforce the parking, instead of the traditional — and more time consuming — method of tire chalking.

“As the Township continues to grow and we provide new and enhanced amenities, I think this policy just puts a new tool in our toolbox,” said Coun. Angie Quaale.

“I think this is a great initiative,” added Coun. Petrina Arnason.



miranda@langleytimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Thanksgiving Food Drive may have to move due to increased donations

‘It’s a nice problem to have’ organizer says

VIDEO: Gateway to Aldergrove mural celebrated

Artists and sponsors join Kitchen Korner in marking downtown arts achievement

Possible high-risk search warrant executed on Willoughby home

CFSEU and Lower Mainland ERT in action in Langley on Wednesday afternoon

A call for a limit on how long Langley councillors can serve

Veteran council member says four terms should be the maximum

Cops for Cancer ride beats fundraising goal

Cyclists roll through Langley

VIDEO: Messages of hope, encouragement line bars of B.C. bridge

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast.

Vancouver councillors move ahead with policy for duplexes on detached home lots

Mayor Gregor Robertson says the decision is another step toward adding homes in the city for the so-called “missing middle.”

Massive fire destroys Agassiz dairy barn

Reports say at least one cow died in the blaze

Canada’s goal is to play in a medal game at World Cup in Spain

The 2014 women’s world basketball championships were a coming out party for Canada.

World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia

There was no mention of Russia publicly accepting a state-sponsored conspiracy to help its athletes win Olympic medals by doping.

Burnaby pedestrian in hospital after being hit crossing busy street

Driver remained on scene, is speaking to RCMP

Nanaimo’s Tilray pot stock continues rising, firm now worth more than $21 billion US

The B.C. company’s shares have risen more than 1,000 % since its initial public offering in July

Most Read