Lazy is not a disability
We hear lots of excuses:
I was only running in for a minute.
The parking lot was full.
I didn't see the sign.
It was raining.
My placard is expired - I haven't had time to renew.
But the truth is, there is no good reason to illegally park in an accessible stall.
Be aware. Show you care.
Designated parking stalls are for those who are unable to walk unassisted for more than 50 metres - they are a necessity, not a privilege.
If you illegally use an accessible stall, individuals with disabilities may be forced to walk distances beyond restrictions that are specified by a medical practitioner, thus putting themselves at risk.
Did you know?
From January 1 to October 31, 2016 there were 3,203 tickets issued to people parked illegally in designed accessible parking stalls, down from 3,929 tickets in 2015 and 3,334 tickets in 2014. Let's work on lowering those numbers year to year!
If your vehicle is parked illegally, you will be issued a $250 ticket and may face towing and impound charges.
No part of the vehicle may occupy any part of the stall designated for persons with disabilities.
The City of Edmonton has a "no tolerance" policy for vehicles illegally parked in accessible stalls.
Report a Parking Violation
For a one-time enforcement:
Call the Edmonton Police 24-hour non-emergency complaint line: 780-423-4567. The dispatcher will take down all necessary details and assign the next available parking enforcement officer.
For ongoing concerns:
Call 780-496-5174 to place an Enforcement Request.