The City of Duncan has adopted a new model for parking management in and around the downtown core that increases the range of options for all-day parkers, while freeing up valuable downtown curbside parking for customers. (All-day parkers are people who essentially need to store their cars during the day while working or studying in the downtown area.)
The goal of the City of Duncan is to be 100% customer friendly and to ensure prime parking spots are reserved for customers shopping in the downtown core. As such, if you are issued a parking ticket while shopping or using downtown services, please phone City Hall reception at 250-746-6126 to have the ticket cancelled or drop by in person to 200 Craig Street.
Business owners, employees and students that are all-day parkers in the downtown area will not be afforded the same leniency as a bona fide customer when parking in the downtown core and any tickets received may not be cancelled.
In order to give customers priority to the curbside stalls, the City has implemented some new measures that increase options for all-day parkers. These include:
- Increasing the ‘two-dollar-a-day’ parking supply.
- Allowing ‘in-and-out’ privileges for ‘two-dollar-a-day’ parking spots.
- Creating more ‘free-all-day’ parking spots within a four-block radius.
- Issuing monthly parking passes at reduced rates.
Parking Passes and Enforcement
Parking Passes are available from City Hall. The monthly rate is $30 ($84 for three months, $156 for six months, $288 for a year). Use your parking pass in any $2-a-day parking spot or parking lot.
All-day parkers found using customer-friendly stalls will initially receive a warning, and subsequently will be issued a $50 ticket (reduces to $20 if paid within 72 hours). Please keep in mind that business owners, employees and students that are all-day parkers, or regularly park in the Downtown area will not be afforded the same leniency as a bona fide Customer when parking in a Customer parking area. All-day parkers will be expected to be mindful of the time limits when in the Downtown area on their days off as any tickets received will not likely be cancelled.
The Parking Plan
Other changes as a result of this new parking management plan include special parking areas for loading to assist businesses with deliveries, shorter parking spots for small fuel-efficient cars, motorcycles and scooters, a parking map to be distributed by downtown businesses, new signage to direct all-day parkers to the all-day spots and a scaled-down system of enforcement that will focus on the all-day parkers who use the customer parking spots.