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File #: 20-038    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Passed
File created: 1/15/2020 In control: Council
On agenda: 1/20/2020 Final action: 1/20/2020
Title: Streets and Traffic Regulation Bylaw, 2017, No. 2898, Amendment Bylaw [No. 3] 2020, No. 2990
Attachments: 1. Attachment No. 1: Bylaw 2990 - Streets and Traffic Bylaw, 2017, No. 2898, Amendment Bylaw
REQUEST FOR DECISION

DATE: January 15, 2020 Report No. EPW-20-003
TO: Laurie Hurst, Chief Administrative Officer
FROM: Jeff Miller, Director of Engineering and Public Works
SUBJECT:

Title
Streets and Traffic Regulation Bylaw, 2017, No. 2898, Amendment Bylaw [No. 3] 2020, No. 2990 End

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommendation
That Council resolves that Streets and Traffic Regulation Bylaw, 2017, No. 2898, Amendment Bylaw [No. 3], No. 2990, 2020, be given first, second and third readings
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RELEVANT POLICY:

Streets and Traffic Regulation Bylaw, 2017, No. 2898

STRATEGIC RELEVANCE:

This Request for Decision supports the following strategic objective: Healthy, Liveable and Diverse Community - Ensure multi-modal traffic strategies consider and reflect business and residential growth and development.

BACKGROUND:

With the rising cost of gasoline and insurance premiums, as well as concerns with greenhouse gas emissions, many Esquimalt residents are choosing to participate in car share co-op programs rather than owning vehicles individually. These programs allow residents to "share" a car for a short term, and only "pay" to use a car when they need to.

The objective in the Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2018, No. 2922, Section 13.3.6, "Passenger Vehicle Alternatives," was "to reduce impact of motor vehicles that derive energy from fossil fuels by increasing capacity for alternative fueling and sharing." One of the policies related to this objective was "Support the reservation of on-street parking for car share vehicles."

ISSUES:

1. Rationale for Selected Option

The OCP calls for the reservation of on-street parking for car share vehicles, in order to accomplish this it will be necessary to amend the Streets and Traffic Regulation Bylaw. The new amendment would be a new parking restriction to allow car share only parking zones to be created; however, individual zones will still need to be authorized by Council similar to all parking restrictions.

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