Free EPark makes travel easier—if you have to be out

The City has suspended parking fees in curbside EPark zones and City-owned EPark lots and won’t be enforcing time limits.

The idea is: to provide relief and ensure safe movement for Edmontonians who are out for essential reasons.

The other idea is: to encourage riders to use transit for essential trips only. Travel only if you have to. Leave space on transit for essential workers and those requiring transit for essential trips.

The idea isn’t: to promote private vehicle travel in non-essential circumstances. 🙂

This also applies to: the Stanley Milner Library Parkade, the City Hall Parkade (remember, City Hall has now been closed to the public) and the Canada Place City of Edmonton entrance off 97 Street.

This doesn’t apply to: privately owned parking lots.

The is in effect until: further notice.

The decision was made “to encourage the safe movement around the city,” said Interim City Manager Adam Laughlin.

Top priority is health, safety

Parking Enforcement Services personnel conducting city-wide patrols to ensure safe and orderly traffic operations. Parking Bylaw officers are making safety related parking infractions job one. They are focussing on vital areas, including emergency access routes, tow-away zones and disabled parking stalls.

Warnings may be issued to remind drivers to be aware of those areas.

Edmontonians are asked to keep top of mind the needs of disabled citizens, healthcare workers and front-line service providers when deciding where to park.

More info coming

Edmontonians with monthly parking at Library Parkade, Century Place Parkade, Canada Place Parkade and City Hall Parkade are being contacted with more info about their parking fees and arrangements.

Thanks for reading. We’re all parked in this together.

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