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

Lemon Creek fuel truck driver gets $20,000 fine

Danny LaSante was sentenced in Nelson court today

UPDATED: Ammonia leak shuts down Nelson Curling Club

The club says it can’t afford to make repairs on its own

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

South Slocan woman killed in Friday crash

Police continue to investigate cause of fatal crash

It’s time for Blues Brews and BBQ again

Fundraiser for Kootenay Co-op Radio runs March 1 and 2

VIDEO: 8 things you need to know about the 2019 B.C. budget

Surplus of $247 million with spending on children, affordability and infrastructure

‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel

Penticton man witnessed Summerland resident Rex Gill’s murder in Kamloops

B.C. BUDGET: Income assistance raise still leaves many below poverty line

$50 per month increase included in funding for poverty and homelessness reduction

B.C. BUDGET: Indigenous communities promised billions from gambling

Extended family caregiver pay up 75 per cent to keep kids with relatives

B.C. BUDGET: New benefit increases family tax credits up to 96 per cent

BC Child Opportunity Benefit part of province’s efforts to reduce child poverty

B.C. BUDGET: Carbon tax boosts low-income credits, electric vehicle subsidies

Homeowners can get up to $14,000 for heating, insulation upgrades

B.C. man survives heart attack thanks to Facebook

A Princeton man suffered a heart attack while at an isolated property with no cell service

B.C. man sues Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party over trademark

Satinder Dhillon filed application for trademark same day Maxime Bernier announced the new party

Make sure measles shots up to date, Public Health Agency says

Measles causes high fever, coughing, sneezing and a widespread painful rash

Most Read