The City of Burlington is seeking public input on a permit program for residential on-street parking.
Residents are being asked to take a short online survey by Monday, March 6, 2023. City staff will us information gathered from the survey to:
- Create an on-street parking permit program
- Balance on-street parking with safety, road use, enforcement and emergency vehicle access
- Create consistent rules and regulations city-wide
- Create a residential on-street parking permit that meets residents needs based on changing conditions
The goal of the on-street parking permit program is to provide a permit program that works safely and maintains emergency vehicle access as the needs of the city change due to growth and development.
"Parking in our city has seen a lot of changes over the years," said Kaylan Edgcumbe, the city's manager of integrated mobility. "Now we need to offer you parking options to help you manage new ways of working, your changing family and the growth of our city through development. This survey is your chance to let us know how we can best serve you, our residents. These changes look different for all of us and there are numerous factors to consider. For some, adult children and parents may be living at home, for others that live in tighter neighbourhoods — parking may be an issue due to the design of the community.
"We want to know what is ideal for all of our residents so we can provide a permit program that works safely and maintains emergency vehicle access.”
The parking permit survey opened on Thursday, Jan. 26 and closes on Monday, March 6, 2023. Staff will present a report with the survey results and a permit program to the city’s Community Planning, Regulation & Mobility committee and city council this summer.
Residents can access the survey at: getinvolvedburlington.ca/parkingpermits.