Silver Creek Rd. Residents Catalyst for Change

A huge thanks to the residents of Silver Creek Road!

Thanks to your persistence and patience – you were the spark – the catalyst – for positive change to a residential streets parking system! Working with residents, we switched parking from one side of the road to the other side –  on Silver Creek Road, and were the catalyst in moving the Public Works department to formalize a ‘process’ in determining which side of the street is identified for parking in new developments! Process is a good thing!

The Technical Standard and Practice ALSO  includes a process for residents to follow if they want to change parking from one side of the street to the other.

  • Residents who wish to change parking from one side of the street to the other may submit a petition representing 70% support from affected residents.
  • The Public Service would accept a 70% petition to switch parking assuming there are no significant safety, operational, or maintenance concerns associated with allowing parking on the opposite side of the street.
  • You can contact 311 or the City Councillor for a petition.

This new process will result in a balanced, consistent and defendable approach to determining where to allow parking on residential streets.

The intent is to maximize residential parking supply while considering safety and other factors.


Thank you!