Permits for Overnight Parking in the Uptown Core - Oakville
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Let's reduce the stress and privatization of parking in Oakville's Uptown Core.
It is unfortunate that the residents of Oakville pay some of the highest property taxes in the Greater Toronto Area, but with a growing metropolis and growing families - we are not being provided with the services we need. As our families and neighbourhoods continue to grow, the city needs to also be flexible in its mindset south of Dundas when it comes to street parking.
It is unfortunate that only residents North of Dundas are being provided with the option overnight permanent street parking, while the rest of the community who have established our families South of Dundas for decades, have not evolved.
The mayors office has requested an official petition be launched in order to make change happen! As our families and neighbourhoods continue to grow and need to access various parts of the GTA on a daily basis, and for those who cannot afford the luxury of paying for personal vehicles as well as public transportation, let's come up with viable, environmentally friendly, lucrative options and solutions as a community together!
Our suggestions are based on the principles used in the City of Toronto; permit parking be implemented on either a street-name basis where parking is restricted to one specific street, or on an area-basis where a number of streets have been grouped into permit areas in order to maximize the available parking.
In area-based permit parking, residents may park on any licenced street within their permit area, but are not guaranteed a parking space on their specific street.
Area-based permit parking provides greater flexibility by enabling permit holders to park not only on their licenced street but on other licenced streets within their area should space not be available on the street where they live.
Within each permit area there may be significant differences in the operating hours of the permit parking program. For example, in the Toronto community, there are currently over 70 unique combinations of permit parking operating hours which were developed over time, in consultation with area Councillors and community representatives, in response to specific concerns e.g. long-term non-resident parking.
Restrictions/Exemptions for Permit Parking Holders
A permit holder who parks on a street authorized for permit parking must park in a legal space during licenced parking hours shown on the signs on the street. Though subject to other existing traffic regulations, permit holders generally have the privilege of parking their vehicles overnight and are exempt from the 1, 2, and 3 hour parking restrictions. Conversely, vehicles without parking permits may be tagged if parked in parking spaces designated for those with permits. The permit parking by-law is enforced by Toronto Police Services, Parking Enforcement Unit. Contravention of the by-law may result in the loss of your permit parking privilege.
As our families and neighbourhoods continue to grow and need to access various parts of the GTA on a daily basis, and for those who cannot afford the luxury of paying for personal vehicles as well as public transportation, let's come up with viable, environmentally and lucrative solutions and options as a community together!
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