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Pay parking returns to parts of Kelowna

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June 02, 2020 - 9:37 AM

Pay parking has returned to some of Kelowna's high traffic areas.

Kelowna's downtown waterfront parking and Rose Avenue and Abbott Street hospital parking has resumed starting Monday, according to the City of Kelowna in a news release.

The remainder of on-street parking areas will be free until June 15, with posted time limits remaining in effect, according to the City of Kelowna in a news release.

“We have seen a steady increase in activity within all parking areas, with a more significant rise in the downtown (Zone A) and hospital areas,” said Dave Duncan, manager of parking services, in the news release. 

“The re-introduction of pay parking helps to establish on-street spaces as short-term, encouraging long-term parkers to find parking in parkades and parking lots.”

The first 30 minutes in the downtown and South Pandosy on-street business areas will be offered for free when using the PayByPhone app, according to the city, and the offer is available once per day until Aug. 31.

The PayByPhone app is available from the App Store, Google Play or Blackberry stores. Drivers can also register online and pay with a phone call, according to the city.

The city, along with others in the Interior,  suspended paid parking in late March when demand declined as more people worked from home and self-isolated.

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Five-minute temporary parking zones were also implemented in various locations to provide a quick stop option for curbside pick-up, according to the city.

For more information about the City of Kelowna’s parking strategy or to view the real-time parkade occupancy visit the city’s website.

 


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