Parking is an important component for achieving the City’s goals around sustainability and supporting economic vibrancy. The outcome of this City-Wide Parking Review will reflect new trends and mobility changes in Coquitlam that result from rapid transit investments and increased growth through development. The review is intended to develop a ‘made-in-Coquitlam’ approach to parking management that fulfills our community’s needs.
Effective parking management is an important tool not only to influence travel behaviour and encourage sustainable transportation, but also to support rapid transit investments, and planned growth and densification. It is also fundamental to achieving many broad City goals.
Considering the region-wide mobility trends and evolving parking dynamics, it is timely for the City to review and update our on- and off-street parking policies to ensure effective management of this important resource and to support our sustainability goals while still meeting future parking needs.
The proposed City-Wide Parking Review includes five phases:
Phase 1 (completed 2020): This phase includes a review of residential and visitor parking rates in Transit-Oriented Development areas.
Phase 2 (completion 2021): This phase will review commercial and office parking requirements, shared parking requirements, policies around Transportation Demand Management and Payment-in-Lieu, as well as bicycle parking requirements within new developments in Transit-Oriented Development areas.
Phase 3 (ongoing): Well-managed on-street parking is important to support vibrant community needs and private on-site parking policies. This phase will develop the policies and regulations to manage this curb space and balance the wide variety of needs.
Phase 4 (future): This phase will review the City-wide parking requirements and policies outside Transit-Oriented Development areas, including reviewing the opportunity to reduce parking supply (where demand is low).
Phase 5 (future): This phase will assess the parking needs for City-owned public parking facilities and review the on-street parking management strategy in Transit-Oriented Development areas.