Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New on-street parking along Eighth Street S.W. corridor

This week The City will be introducing on-street parking along the 8 Street S.W. corridor between 12 and 17 Avenues S.W.

49 short-term parking spaces will be available on weekdays during off-peak hours, weekends and holidays. The parking spaces will be established as two hour ParkPlus zones and will require payment Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

These new parking spaces are being created as part of The City’s 8 Street S.W. Corridor Public Realm Master Plan. The plan’s vision is to make Eighth street a more economically vibrant business and retail zone, with improved pedestrian connections between 17 Avenue S.W. and the Downtown Core as well as providing more short term parking in the area to support businesses. The first construction phase of the vision was the Eighth Street Underpass Enhancement, which is nearing completion. This new parking serves as a part of the functional change proposed on the corridor, as shown in the Master Plan.

The parking zone will: 1) provide convenient access to adjacent businesses and residential areas; 2) support a safer and more comfortable pedestrian environment by creating a buffer zone between pedestrians and faster moving traffic and; 3) not likely have any impact on rush hour traffic as it is only available during off-peak hours.

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