When vehicles are occupying on-street parking spaces overnight, snow clearing equipment is unable to effectively clear the snow. To enhance snow clearing and improve accessibility downtown, a new pilot parking restriction will be in place 3:30 to 6:30 a.m. daily, beginning Tuesday, January 30.
Vehicles parked in violation of the restriction will be impounded at the owner’s expense. The towing charge and the administration fee is $250, with a daily impounding fee of $25.
The area of restriction will be marked with signs on Water Street between Prescott Street and Waldegrave Street, and on Duckworth Street between Cochrane Street and New Gower Street.
Parking Availability Downtown
Alternate parking options include: City Hall Parking Garage at 8 New Gower Street, 286 spaces open to the public (Level 1, 3, 4 and 5) on weekdays from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. and on weekends; and, at privately owned parking garages at 351 Water Street and 330 Duckworth Street.
Over 400 on-street parking spaces are not affected by the restriction. They are located on Harbour Drive, New Gower Street, Queen Street, George Street (west of Adelaide), Adelaide Street, east and west of the restriction on Water Street, east of Prescott on Duckworth Street, Beck’s Cove, and Clift’s-Baird’s Cove.
There is no change to overnight snow removal in the downtown core, which will continue to be scheduled as needed. To find out what areas are scheduled for overnight removal, and where overnight parking is prohibited, you can:
· Visit map.stjohns.ca/snow/
· Call 576-SNOW or call 311
· Check for signs placed in snow banks
· Sign up email notification at stjohns.ca/st-johns-e-updates