This Sunday (December 1st) marks the beginning of winter parking restrictions in Peterborough. Here's what you need to know:
- From December 1- April 1, parking is prohibited on all City streets from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. This allows better snow clearing of city streets and at a lower cost because equipment will not have to return to clear areas where vehicles were parked. The fine for a violation is $15.
- During a snowstorm, when snow-clearing operations are underway, no stopping of a vehicle is permitted on any city street. Snow-clearing operations typically take place between midnight and 8 a.m. The fine is $80 (up from $50 last year) for this violation and your vehicle will be towed. All vehicles North of Parkhill Road will be towed to Milroy Park (located at 242 Milroy Drive), with all other vehicles being towed to Morrow Park (located at 171 Lansdowne Street West). After 24 hours, all unclaimed vehicles will be towed to an impound yard at the owner's expense.
Where does that leave you to park? Well, free overnight parking is allowed at all Municipal parking lots such as the King Street Parkade and Simcoe Parking Garage. Vehicles parked overnight at either parking garage can obtain a gate arm ticket upon entry to the garage to be used for a free transit trip home.
So remember the rule of thumb... no parking any time of the year on city streets for longer than 3 hours, except where a sign indicates otherwise. If you still have questions, call Parking at 705-742-7777 ext. 2802.
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]