Parking passes provide an alternative to having $5 in coin available to use at the meter. Photo submitted.

Day parking passes available for Cedar Street commuter parking

The $5 passes can be purchased in bulk

Submitted

The City of Nelson is offering a new payment option for the all-day commuter parking meters located on the 300 block of Cedar Street, between Vernon and Front Streets. There are 21 commuter spaces available.

Day passes are now available for purchase at City Hall for $5 per pass and can be pre-purchased in bulk. The passes provide an alternative to having $5 in coins available to use at the parking meter.

How does the pass work?

The driver writes the licence plate and current date on the pass once parked at one of the commuter parking stalls and then places it on the dashboard. The ability to fill in the date allows the driver to use the pass spontaneously. Passes are valid until the end of 2018. Having a small stack of pre-purchased passes is more convenient for commuters than having $5 in coin.

Why have pay-by-the-day commuter parking?

For commuters, the key benefit of pay-by-the-day commuter parking is that it provides an alternative to conventional monthly permits and provides flexibility in finding single-day parking. In the city’s 2016 survey of downtown employees, it was found that many employees commute only once or twice a week by personal vehicle. By offering pay-by-the-day parking, the city aims to encourage multi-modal commuting such as walking, biking, and transit on the days that it is practical with the option for single-day parking when needed.

All-day commuter parking meters were approved by city council in January at a flat rate of $5 per day, which is the same daily parking rate as the downtown parkade. Council hopes to encourage drivers who need short-term parking (one to two hours) to park downtown and free up the commuter stalls on Cedar Street for those needing day-long parking.

Just Posted

Okanagan Wildfires: The latest on wildfires and evacuations

A Friday morning look at the major wildfires impact the Okanagan and Similkameen.

UPDATED: 1,500 residents on evacuation alert as Peachland under state of emergency

The Mount Eneas wildfire has forced an evacuation alert of 596 properties

VIDEO: Hunchback of Notre Dame: classic story relevant to today’s world

Nelson’s Capitol Theatre youth theatre production runs July 26, 27, and 28

LETTER: Fix West Kootenay potholes

From reader R. Johnson

Kootenay Pride Society launching zine

The publication will be available for September’s Pride weekend

VIDEO: How to throw a frisbee

Ultimate frisbee player Amy Mackay shows off the proper technique

Site C dam project plagued by problems: expert

E. Harvey Elwin expresses concern about internal BC Hydro and government documents

Seal attacks kayakers off northern Vancouver Island

‘It has to be one chance in a million of this happening.’

Victoria-area park sign removed after glitch redirects to porn site

Resident looking to learn more about workout equipment discovered the problem code

Special Olympic athletes take on BC Games during special anniversary

Known as the Global Day of Inclusion, July 20 marks the first Special Olympics in 1968 in Chicago

Scammers dressed as Mounties threaten to arrest senior if she doesn’t cough up cash

Pair of fraudulent officers threaten to arrest 90-year-old woman

Fundraiser to help mom of jogger detained after crossing U.S. border

Cedella Roman, 19, was held in U.S. after accidentally crossing border in South Surrey

Okanagan Wildfires: The latest on wildfires and evacuations

A Friday morning look at the major wildfires impact the Okanagan and Similkameen.

UPDATED: 1,500 residents on evacuation alert as Peachland under state of emergency

The Mount Eneas wildfire has forced an evacuation alert of 596 properties

Most Read