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Parking by-law amended based on lessons learned and public feedback

July 21, 2021

County Council has amended the municipal parking by-law to reflect lessons learned since the by-law was amended in April as part of the Tourism Management Plan.

The changes are in keeping with Council’s objective to ensure road safety and reduce traffic congestion in the summer months, while responding to feedback from the public.

Staff will return to Council at the end of the summer season with a more fulsome report on the results and lessons learned through the Tourism Management Plan.

Amendments approved at the July 15 meeting of Council include:

Wellington core amendments:

  • Adding no-parking restrictions on the entire south side of Water Street to better manage parking in this area.
  • Adding no-parking restrictions on the north side of Niles Street between Maple Street and Wharf Street in Wellington to better allow for two-way traffic on this narrow road.

Seasonal no parking amendments:

  • Amending the timing of the seasonal no-parking provisions on County Road 27 (North Beach Road). The start and end date of the seasonal no-parking restrictions will now align with the opening and closing of North Beach Provincial Park. Parking will also be permitted on the north side of the road only during the Park’s operating season, between 8 pm and 8 am.
  • Reducing the seasonal no-parking restrictions by 50 metres on the north side approaching the turning circle at the end of County Road 20 (Huyck’s Point Road), where parking will not affect traffic.
  • Adding a seasonal no-parking restriction on the south side of Bakker Road, from the end of the road to a point 100 metres east, to reduce crowding in the parking area, while permitting overflow parking down the road.
  • Adding a seasonal no-parking restriction to the north side of the lane to Lake Ontario at the northwesterly end of Stinson Block. To accommodate parking in this area, the seasonal no-parking restriction has been reduced by 300 metres on the north side of Stinson Block Road, starting at 1218 Stinson Block Road and heading westerly.

Other amendments:

  • Adding no parking restrictions in the immediate vicinity of municipal boat launch ramps (as signed) to reduce crowding and improve safety at the boat launches. Launch users are reminded to be aware of signs and obey parking restrictions as posted at each facility.

Staff have begun the process of amending signage at all locations, which could take several weeks in some cases. Where parking restrictions have been lifted, the public may begin parking in those areas effective immediately. Where parking restrictions have been added, the by-laws will not be enforced until the relevant signage has been installed.

For more information, contact the County of Prince Edward at 613.476.2148 extension 1023, 613.962.9108 extension 1023, or info@pecounty.on.ca.

 

 

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