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File #: 19-377    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Passed
File created: 8/5/2019 In control: Council
On agenda: 8/19/2019 Final action: 8/19/2019
Title: Traffic Order - Bus Stop Parking Restriction, Comerford Street
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: Traffic Order 1308
REQUEST FOR DECISION

DATE: August 14, 2019 Report No. EPW-19-026
TO: Laurie Hurst, Chief Administrative Officer
FROM: Jeff Miller, Director of Engineering and Public Works
SUBJECT:

Title
Traffic Order - Bus Stop Parking Restriction, Comerford Street End

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommendation
That Council approves the implementation of Traffic Order 1308 "Bus Stop Parking Restriction" at 520 Comerford Street, as set out in Staff Report EPW-19-026.
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RELEVANT POLICY:

Streets and Traffic Regulation Bylaw, 2017, No. 2898

STRATEGIC RELEVANCE:

Healthy, Livable & Diverse Community - Support Multi-Modal Strategies

BACKGROUND:

Recently the property at 520 Comerford Street was purchased for use as a Community Living Care Facility. The facility offers a variety of programs for those with mobility challenges. Due to these challenges, the property will be receiving some patients via BC Transit (i.e. handyDART) and other similarly equipped buses. In order to facilitate easy access to the facility, the property owner has requested that a bus stop restriction be instituted along the frontage of the property. The south portion of Comerford Street is residential only parking and the north section does not have any parking restrictions except for a short segment on the northeast side. See Attachment A for the location map and draft Traffic Order.

ISSUES:

1. Rationale for Selected Option

Staff has reviewed this request and is in agreement with instituting this parking restriction. The primary mode of transportation for users of the facility will be either small unit transportation from BC Transit, or similar buses from private contractors. By creating this restriction, a parking space should be available in front of the facility allowing for easier access for users. Since the northern section has only a minor restriction, users of on-street parking have a number of remaining spaces for parking.

By issuing this Traffic Order, the Township can enforce the bu...

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