Councillor Leiper’s office is looking to hear whether you support or oppose paid parking. A presentation on the Kitchissippi Parking Study is included below.
Consistent with the Municipal Parking Management Strategy, the City of Ottawa Parking Services has deemed that paid parking is warranted along Somerset St / Wellington St / Richmond Rd, but will not include it as a formal recommendation in the Kitchissippi Parking Strategy unless there is concurrence from the two BIAs (Wellington West BIA & Westboro Village BIA) and the Community Associations that are adjacent to the main street between the O-Train tracks and Golden Ave.
Ultimately, an objective of the City’s parking program is to optimize turnover in order to better ensure available and convenient parking for visitors. With this in mind, there are two options being put forward by the City of Ottawa Parking Services which would support this purpose, but to different extents.
Option 1 (if concurrence for paid parking):
- Paid parking along Richmond Rd / Wellington St W / Somerset from the O-Train tracks to Golden Ave at a rate of $2/hr, in effect from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00am-5:30pm (The Westboro Village BIA is asking their members if they would also support paid parking on Saturdays)
- Uniform time limit of 2 hours along Richmond Rd / Wellington St W / Somerset from the O-Train tracks to Golden Ave, in effect 7-days a week
Option 2 (if no concurrence for paid parking):
- No additional paid parking
- Uniform time limit of 90 minutes along Richmond Rd / Wellington St W / Somerset from the O-Train tracks to Golden Ave, in effect 7-days a week
We are asking that you provide either your support (Option 1) or opposition (Option 2) to paid parking no later than Monday, January 9th, 2017.
Thank you so much and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any follow-up questions, concerns or comments.
Councillor’s Assistant | Adjointe au conseiller
Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi Ward 15
City of Ottawa | Ville d’Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
t: 613.580.2424 ex. 15823
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