Traffic By-law Review

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The Town’s Traffic By-law is currently under review. The purpose of the review is to update the By-law to meet the demands of today’s traffic environment.

Several changes to the By-law are being proposed with regard to enforcement practices and procedures. A summary of these changes includes:

  • Changing the parking prohibition from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Introducing a new prohibition for vehicles “hanging into the road” from the paved apron section of the boulevard. This offence would not allow a vehicle to be parked on an apron that encroaches on to the travelled portion of the road.
  • Increasing the minimum parking distance (on the roadway) from 1m to 1.25m metres away from the entrance to a private driveway.
  • Increasing the minimum parking distance from an intersection from 10m to 15m.
  • Altering the proactive overnight enforcement strategy from seasonally (in the winter months) to a practice that is in effect throughout the year.
  • Altering enforcement of parking on or over a sidewalk from daytime hours to 24hr enforcement.

Changes to the Traffic By-law are being proposed in order to:

  • provide clarification of infractions,
  • respond to resident complaints and current community trends
  • address a 30% increase in by-law parking complaints regarding three-hour and overnight parking limits,
  • increase the efficiency of By-law Services staff, and
  • ensure that the Traffic by-law remains the appropriate tool so that pedestrian and vehicular safety is maintained within the Town

Please review a copy of the Draft Traffic By-law and the Rationale Handout for more information.

Staff will be bringing forward the revised Traffic By-law to the General Government Committee on November 9, 2020. The Town is encouraging feedback from the public. Please take a few minutes to leave your questions and comments below.


Questions or comments?

Use the Q&A section below to submit your question directly to the project team, or, contact any of the project managers listed in the Who's Listening (right sidebar).


Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

The Town’s Traffic By-law is currently under review. The purpose of the review is to update the By-law to meet the demands of today’s traffic environment.

Several changes to the By-law are being proposed with regard to enforcement practices and procedures. A summary of these changes includes:

  • Changing the parking prohibition from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Introducing a new prohibition for vehicles “hanging into the road” from the paved apron section of the boulevard. This offence would not allow a vehicle to be parked on an apron that encroaches on to the travelled portion of the road.
  • Increasing the minimum parking distance (on the roadway) from 1m to 1.25m metres away from the entrance to a private driveway.
  • Increasing the minimum parking distance from an intersection from 10m to 15m.
  • Altering the proactive overnight enforcement strategy from seasonally (in the winter months) to a practice that is in effect throughout the year.
  • Altering enforcement of parking on or over a sidewalk from daytime hours to 24hr enforcement.

Changes to the Traffic By-law are being proposed in order to:

  • provide clarification of infractions,
  • respond to resident complaints and current community trends
  • address a 30% increase in by-law parking complaints regarding three-hour and overnight parking limits,
  • increase the efficiency of By-law Services staff, and
  • ensure that the Traffic by-law remains the appropriate tool so that pedestrian and vehicular safety is maintained within the Town

Please review a copy of the Draft Traffic By-law and the Rationale Handout for more information.

Staff will be bringing forward the revised Traffic By-law to the General Government Committee on November 9, 2020. The Town is encouraging feedback from the public. Please take a few minutes to leave your questions and comments below.


Questions or comments?

Use the Q&A section below to submit your question directly to the project team, or, contact any of the project managers listed in the Who's Listening (right sidebar).


Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.