On-street permit parking will replace existing Burlington regulations


Published January 27, 2023 at 3:27 pm

Burlington is adopting an on-street permit parking program for most residential neighbourhoods.

According to the City, the change is coming to meet the demands of growth and will increase the parking options for residents.

Currently, Burlington residents can park on most residential streets every day for no more than five hours. However, on-street parking is not allowed between 1 and 6 a.m., unless otherwise signed.

In special circumstances, residents can now apply for a parking exemption beyond the five hours on a limited basis. There are also exceptions to the rules in different parts of the city.

All these current regulations and exceptions will likely change as Burlington expects the new program will create a consistent parking policy and enforcement rules across the city.

Permit parking on streets has been in use in most major Canadian cities for a number of years, usually at a cost to residents.

“Parking in our city has seen a lot of changes over the years. Now we need to offer you parking options to help you manage new ways of working, your changing family and the growth of our city through development,” said Kaylan Edgcumbe, Burlington’s Manager of Integrated Mobility. “These changes look different for all of us and there are numerous factors to consider. For some, adult children and parents may be living at home, for others that live in tighter neighborhoods – parking may be an issue due to the design of the community.

To assist in developing the new regulations, Burlington residents can take part in a survey that will be used to inform City staff. They will use the information to:

  • Create a permit system
  • Balance the need for on-street parking with safety, road operations, enforcement concerns and emergency vehicle access
  • Create consistent rules and regulations city-wide
  • Create a residential on-street parking permit that caters to the needs of residents based on changing demographics

“This survey is your chance to let us know how we can best serve you, our residents,” said Edgcumbe.

The parking permit survey closes on March 6 after which a report will be presented to councillors with the survey results and recommendations on how the program will work and when it will begin.




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