Boundary Bay Permit Parking Program Consultation

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What is it?

The Boundary Bay permit parking program was tested as a pilot program last summer. The purpose of this consultation is to gain community feedback on the permit parking program and determine opportunities for improvement.

The permit parking program allows vehicles displaying a valid permit to park on the streets and boulevards within the Boundary Bay neighbourhood. Only residents of the Boundary Bay Neighbourhood can receive parking permits.

The permit parking regulations are only in effect on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays during summer months correlating to peak activity at Centennial beach.

During the weekends and holidays, when this program is in effect (peak summer months), visitors will have limited parking (3 hour time limit) availability provided along 4 Avenue, 3 Avenue, 1A Avenue by the boat launch, and 66 Street south of 1A Avenue (frontage of Farm Roots Mini School). Permit holders are allowed to park beyond this 3 hour time limit.

Why is it required?

Boundary Bay Regional Park experiences a large influx of visitors during sunny weekends and holidays. During previous summers, parking lots inside the park exceeded capacity, resulting in long traffic queues, illegal parking along Boundary Bay Road, and spillover traffic entering the Boundary Bay neighbourhood. These events generated substantial feedback from area residents who have voiced their concerns regarding traffic and parking.

The increased traffic and parking within the Boundary Bay neighbourhood reflects the popularity of not only the Park but also the provincial foreshore beach area which fronts the Boundary Bay neighbourhood. The popularity of the park is exemplified by the total number of daily visitors that can number up to 7,000 per day during a holiday long weekend.

As such, additional traffic control measures such as the permit parking program with visitor parking spaces were undertaken to balance the needs of the local community whilst providing some access for visitors. The pilot permit parking program was successful in limiting traffic congestion and improved traffic safety within the Boundary Bay neighbourhood last summer.

Additional Traffic Calming?

During previous summer months, area residents have also expressed concerns regarding excessive speeding in the neighbourhood. Do you support additional traffic calming such as speed humps in the neighbourhood? Example of a speed hump is provided as a photo on this webpage.

Have feedback?

To submit feedback on the permit parking program, please submit your response below prior to March 21, 2021.

What is it?

The Boundary Bay permit parking program was tested as a pilot program last summer. The purpose of this consultation is to gain community feedback on the permit parking program and determine opportunities for improvement.

The permit parking program allows vehicles displaying a valid permit to park on the streets and boulevards within the Boundary Bay neighbourhood. Only residents of the Boundary Bay Neighbourhood can receive parking permits.

The permit parking regulations are only in effect on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays during summer months correlating to peak activity at Centennial beach.

During the weekends and holidays, when this program is in effect (peak summer months), visitors will have limited parking (3 hour time limit) availability provided along 4 Avenue, 3 Avenue, 1A Avenue by the boat launch, and 66 Street south of 1A Avenue (frontage of Farm Roots Mini School). Permit holders are allowed to park beyond this 3 hour time limit.

Why is it required?

Boundary Bay Regional Park experiences a large influx of visitors during sunny weekends and holidays. During previous summers, parking lots inside the park exceeded capacity, resulting in long traffic queues, illegal parking along Boundary Bay Road, and spillover traffic entering the Boundary Bay neighbourhood. These events generated substantial feedback from area residents who have voiced their concerns regarding traffic and parking.

The increased traffic and parking within the Boundary Bay neighbourhood reflects the popularity of not only the Park but also the provincial foreshore beach area which fronts the Boundary Bay neighbourhood. The popularity of the park is exemplified by the total number of daily visitors that can number up to 7,000 per day during a holiday long weekend.

As such, additional traffic control measures such as the permit parking program with visitor parking spaces were undertaken to balance the needs of the local community whilst providing some access for visitors. The pilot permit parking program was successful in limiting traffic congestion and improved traffic safety within the Boundary Bay neighbourhood last summer.

Additional Traffic Calming?

During previous summer months, area residents have also expressed concerns regarding excessive speeding in the neighbourhood. Do you support additional traffic calming such as speed humps in the neighbourhood? Example of a speed hump is provided as a photo on this webpage.

Have feedback?

To submit feedback on the permit parking program, please submit your response below prior to March 21, 2021.

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