File #: 20-G-168    Version: Name:
Type: Staff Report - GC Status: Carried
File created: 10/9/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/26/2020 Final action: 10/26/2020
Title: 2020 PARKING STRATEGY 1. That the 2020 Parking Strategy attached as Appendix "A" to Staff Report TPS006-20 be approved in principle as the guiding document to 2041. 2. That the capital budget requests listed below be approved and funded from the Parking Rate Reserve in order to advance the goals of the Parking Strategy: a) Spillover Signage ($66,000): To enable enforcement of new parking controls, signs will need to be manufactured and installed throughout the periphery of the Downtown, Waterfront and Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, to an upset limit of $66,000; and b) Parking Hardware (RP1163): Increase existing budget from $40,000 to $90,750 to support the ongoing upgrade of single-space metres to pay stations. 3. That Traffic By-law 80-138 be repealed and replaced with the draft Traffic By-law attached as Appendix "B" to Staff Report TPS006-20 in order to implement the amendments summarized below, to be effective January 1, 2021, unless otherwise stated and that during t...
Attachments: 1. TPS006-201019, 2. Appendix A - 2020 Parking Strategy Guiding Document, 3. Appendix B - Proposed Traffic Bylaw, 4. Appendix C - Waterfront Spillover Parking Policy, 5. Appendix D - Proposed Fees Bylaw Schedule J, 6. Appendix E - Proposed Changes by Lot

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2020 PARKING STRATEGY

 

1.                     That the 2020 Parking Strategy attached as Appendix “A” to Staff Report TPS006-20 be approved in principle as the guiding document to 2041.

 

2.                     That the capital budget requests listed below be approved and funded from the Parking Rate Reserve in order to advance the goals of the Parking Strategy:

 

a)                     Spillover Signage ($66,000): To enable enforcement of new parking controls, signs will need to be manufactured and installed throughout the periphery of the Downtown, Waterfront and Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, to an upset limit of $66,000; and

 

b)                     Parking Hardware (RP1163): Increase existing budget from $40,000 to $90,750 to support the ongoing upgrade of single-space metres to pay stations.

 

3.                     That Traffic By-law 80-138 be repealed and replaced with the draft Traffic By-law attached as Appendix “B” to Staff Report TPS006-20 in order to implement the amendments summarized below, to be effective January 1, 2021, unless otherwise stated and that during the transition period Traffic By-law 80-138 shall remain in effect:

 

a)                     Allow vehicles without trailers to park at the North Centennial and Tiffin Boat Launch parking lots from December 1st to March 31st each calendar year effective December 1, 2020;

 

b)                     Reduce the maximum time limit for parking sessions at the City Hall Lot from five (5) hours to three (3) hours;

 

c)                     Limit parking sessions at the Library lot to a maximum of three (3) hours;

 

d)                     Implement on-street paid parking on Collier Street between Poyntz Street and Berczy Street;

 

e)                     Remove on-street paid parking at the following locations:

 

i)                     Owen St between McDonald Street and Sophia Street; and

 

ii)                     Essa Rd between Burton Avenue and Gowan Street.

 

f)                     Create consistency in the application of the two-hour time limit for on-street paid parking in the Downtown by adjusting the following locations:

 

i)                     Convert the one (1) hour time limit to two (2) hours on the east side of High Street between Park Street and Dunlop Street W; and

 

ii)                     Add two (2) hour time limit to portions of Owen Street, Parkside Drive, Toronto Street and Poyntz Street.

 

g)                     Extend paid parking in the Hospital Area from Monday to Friday to Monday to Sunday;

 

h)                     Increase the early payment fine from $20.00 to $50.00 for paid parking infractions in the Hospital Area;

 

i)                     Implement a maximum two (2) hour time limit for previously uncontrolled on-street parking within a 500 metre walking distance of the Downtown to reduce spillover from paid parking into residential areas effective April 23, 2021;

 

j)                     Create consistency in the spillover area by converting the three (3) hour time limit to two (2) hours on portions of Amelia Street, Berczy Street, Codrington Street, Owen Street, Peel Street, Sampson Street and Sophia Street effective April 23, 2021;

 

k)                     Designate signed areas as “No Parking Except by Permit” as per the Waterfront Spillover Parking Policy; and

 

l)                     Designate the parking lots at White Oaks Road, Dock Road Park and The Gables Park for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying a valid City of Barrie “Resident Waterfront Parking Pass” on a seasonal basis effective June 15, 2021.

 

4.                     That the Waterfront Spillover Parking Policy attached as Appendix “C” to Staff Report TPS006-20, be approved.

 

5.                     That the City Clerk be authorized to make minor updates to the Waterfront Spillover Parking Policy to remain compliant with other City Policies and legislative changes.

 

6.                     That Schedule J of Fees By-law 2020-009 be repealed and replaced with proposed Schedule J attached as Appendix “D” to Staff Report TPS006-20 in order to implement the amendments listed below:

 

a)                     Optimize parking pass structure by making the following adjustments effective January 1, 2021:

 

i)                     Discontinue blue monthly pass;

 

ii)                     Designate parking lots with high utilization as green monthly and annual pass as per Appendix “E” to Staff Report TPS006-20;

 

iii)                     Designate parking lots with low utilization as yellow monthly and annual pass as per Appendix “E” to Staff Report TPS006-20; and

 

iv)                     Offer Annual Green Pass to complement Annual Yellow Pass.

 

b)                     Increase pass rates in the Downtown area effective January 1, 2021:

 

i)                     Monthly rates increase from $60 to $66 for yellow monthly passes and from $75 to $82.50 for green monthly passes;

 

ii)                     Annual rate increase from $576 to $633.60 for yellow annual passes; and

 

iii)                     Annual rate for green annual pass at $792.00.

 

c)                     Increase rates in the Hospital area effective January 1, 2021:

 

i)                     Hourly rate increases from $2/hr to $5/hr.

 

d)                     Remove annual and monthly pass access to on-street parking on Collier Street, Poyntz Street, Parkside Drive and Toronto Street effective January 1, 2021;

 

e)                     Increase rates in the Spirit Catcher, Lakeshore Drive and North Marina parking lots to match the waterfront rate structure of $10/hr and $50/day effective January 1, 2021;

 

f)                     Remove yellow and green annual and monthly pass access to Waterfront Parking Areas effective January 1, 2021;

 

g)                     Remove yellow and green annual and monthly pass access to the Library lot effective January 1, 2021;

 

h)                     Expand Marina seasonal pass access to include the Spirit Catcher and Lakeshore Drive parking lots effective April 30, 2021; and

 

i)                     Increase transient rates in the Downtown area effective October 4, 2021:

 

i)                     Hourly on-street rate increases from $1.25/hr to $1.50/hr;

 

ii)                     Hourly off-street rate increases from $1.00/hr to $1.25/hr; and

 

iii)                     Daily off-street rate increases from $5.50/day to $7.00/day.

 

7.                      That the Spirit Catcher, North Marina and Lakeshore Drive parking lots as be designated “Hybrid Parking Lots” with the “Resident Waterfront Parking Pass” not being eligible to be utilized.

 

8.                     That the Executive Director of Access Barrie be delegated authority to issue additional “Resident Waterfront Parking Passes” in exceptional scenarios when two passes per property is deemed inappropriate.

 

9.                     That eligibility of the “Resident Waterfront Parking Pass” program be extended to include all valid municipal addresses regardless of the land use.

 

10.                     That the intent of the Parking Equilibrium Policy described in Appendix “A” to Staff Report TPS006-20, be endorsed in principal and that staff in the Economic and Creative Development Department be directed to review the disposition strategy for downtown parking lots as needed in collaboration with the Transit and Parking Strategy, Legal Services, and Development Services Departments and identify methods to mitigate the impacts of parking supply losses in the event of redevelopment of specific lots.

 

11.                     That staff in the Legislative and Court Services Department (Enforcement Services Branch) be authorized to apply for set fines from the Ministry of the Attorney General ranging between $30.00 to $1,000.00 depending on the nature of the offence.

 

12.                     That the extension of paid parking to include weekday evenings in the Downtown area be referred back to staff in the Transit and Parking Strategy Department for further investigation and to report back to General Committee in the third quarter of 2021.

 

13.                     That the two-hour free parking in December, 2020 be extended to include the Chase McEachern Lot located on the south side of Chase McEachern Way. (TPS006-20) (File: P00)