Illegal parking around schools causes congestion and visual obstructions that make it hard for drivers to see pedestrians, especially children, crossing the street. Illegal parking around school areas can be a safety hazard and can create unreasonable disruption to the residents living in the area.
To help prevent problems around schools, the Edmonton Police Service and Parking Enforcement Officers work together to ensure students, parents and staff members of local schools know where to park safely and legally.
Common parking infractions around schools include:
Parking in a designated accessible parking space (zero tolerance)
Parking in a school bus zone
Parking within 5 metres of stop signs and yield signs
Parking within 5 metres of intersections and crosswalks
Parking within 5 metres of a fire hydrant
Parking in an alley
When dropping off or picking up your children, please park legally and walk to the school.
Students attending post-secondary institutions are encouraged to walk, bike or take transit to their school.
If you do drive, you should park in your college or university's parking lot. If you choose to park on the street, be sure that you obey all signs as many neighbourhoods have parking restrictions that only allow people who live in the area to park there.
Parking in a no parking zone, bus zone or emergency lane is never okay and your vehicle will be ticketed and towed.