The City of Mississauga’s proposed Parking Master Plan, “Parking Matters” is now available for public comment.
The master plan details how community parking will evolve as the City continues to grow and transform. The plan’s content reflects the input received during extensive public and stakeholder consultation staff conducted over the past two years.
“The Parking Master Plan and Implementation Strategy looks at all aspects of parking in Mississauga,” said Andy Harvey, Director, Traffic Management and Municipal Parking. “Parkingpolicy, planning, funding and emerging technologies were studied to develop an approach to parking that is made for Mississauga.The Parking Master Plan will help improve efficiency, manage parking in the future and better align public and private parking with transportation and economic development goals across the City.”
The master plan provides short and long-term recommendations focused on 10 themes. These include Municipal Parking Provisions and Management, Funding and Finance, Safety and Accessibility and Technology and Innovation.
Visit the Parking Matters website to provide comments. All input received by May 31 will be considered.
The master plan will go to General Committee for approval on June 12.
Learn more about Parking Matters in Mississauga.
“There is a projected increase in administrative penalty revenue of approximately $375,000”
– Corporate Report
On December 6th at General Committee, staff from the City’s Transportation and Works Department shared recommendations through a corporate report, that daily overnight parking restrictions be introduced from 2 to 6 a.m. and that on-street parking increase from three hours to five hours under the City’s Traffic By-law (555-00).
City abandons plan to ban overnight parking
Mississauga News, November 18, 2009
“Parking needs are changing in Mississauga. As the city continues to grow and evolve, we want to give residents more flexible parking options such as accommodating increased parking on holy days, holidays and family celebrations,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works.
Currently on-street parking is not permitted for longer than three hours and between 2 and 6 a.m. from November 1 to March 31. This excludes holiday exemptions and other signed areas for parking beyond the three-hour limit between 8 a.m. to midnight. Extended parking for other days can be requested 24/7 using the City’s Temporary Parking Permit Online Service or by calling 311.
The corporate report also included a recommendation to implement a Digital Chalking Pilot Project to monitor on-street parking limit times and payment. Wright added, “Digital chalking records a parked vehicle’s licence plate and wheel position to determine if it has exceeded the on-street parking time limit.”
During the 2019 business planning process, the City’s Enforcement section will ask for capital funding for the Digital Chalking Pilot Project.
Pending Council approval of the report on December 13, the five hour on-street parking maximum will take effect in January 2018 and the overnight restrictions will start in April 2018.
Learn more about the City’s Traffic By-law or parking in Mississauga.