City hands out close to 11,000 overnight parking ban tickets last year, mulls changes to rules

The city is considering changing the rules for overnight parking bans.

Right now, if Environment Canada forecasts 7 cm of snow or more, you cannot park on residential streets overnight. Permit holders are exempted.

But City Roads Manager Kevin Wylie says that's too restrictive and he will begin a review once this winter is over.

"It's not working very well, it's not very coordinated with the operations. A good example of that is the way the by-law is worded. Whenever Environment Canada forecasts 7 cm or more, the ban is automatically on. Well, we may not be plowing until the next day, it depends on the timing of the storm. So it's those sorts of things that we want to adjust," he said following Wednesday's meeting of the transportation committee.

Last year the city handed out a whopping 10,800 tickets during nine overnight parking bans.

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