Expanding Areas Around Transit to Qualify for Parking Reductions
At the September 11, 2017 City Council Public Hearing, City Council approved Bylaw 18171 (Item 5.3) - a bylaw to create lower vehicle and bicycle parking requirements for properties that are close to LRT Stations, Transit Centres, and in main street areas for both residential and commercial uses.
Some changes to the Zoning Bylaw include:
- Introduction of a new Parking Schedule 1C for transit and main street areas
- Reduces the minimum parking requirement for all eating and drinking establishments across the city
- Creates a new definition for bicycle parking, and substantially changes the development regulations for bicycle parking facilities
- Doubles the ratio of minimum bicycle parking to vehicular parking to correspond with the halved vehicle parking requirements.