City asking public for input on parking standards review - can't seem to get better parking meters on the streets.

News 100 blueBy Staff

March 24, 2016


For every new development project undertaken in Burlington, the city is responsible for determining how many parking spaces should be provided. The amount of car parking is calculated using a number of factors such as the type of development (retail, medical office, restaurant, shopping centre) and the number of vehicles attracted to the development. The size and design of parking spaces are also determined by the parking standards.

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The city has a number of parking lots that it would dearly like to develop – the developers would dearly like to not have to provide as much parking. we have a problem.

The city has decided it is time to review the parking standards it has.

The current parking standards are more than thirty years old. The recommendations that come out of the review will be used as the basis for updating parking regulations and design standards for development in Burlington as part of the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review.

The review will help ensure the right number of parking spaces is required for the suggested land use. The review will also consider the design of the parking spaces taking into consideration new technologies like electric vehicles and car lifts.

Over the course of the review, the city will be collecting feedback about parking standards from key stakeholders, including citizen advisory committees, the development community and the public.


Where are we going to park the cars while we wait for a transit system that lessens the need for cars?

The public is invited to drop in at a public open house on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, between 6:30-8 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Burlington to provide feedback on the city-wide Parking Standards Review.

The city has been dickering with a parking meter company for more than a year for the installation of meters that were said to have all the whistles and bells that would bring the parking meters Burlington currently uses on the streets into the modern age.

Something is caught in the cogs that go round at round at city hall – no sign of anything new yet.

The city web site has posted an on line Parking Standards Review survey.  CLICK HERE to complete the survey,





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