Reinstating Pay Parking at 900 Block of Pandora Avenue
June 26, 2013
Starting July 2, 2013, the City of Victoria is reinstating on-street pay parking at the 900 Block of Pandora Avenue between Quadra and Vancouver Streets to provide neighbouring businesses with increased parking turn-over and an extended period of time to park.
Currently, the 900 Block of Pandora Avenue is signed as a 90-minute maximum parking zone and has 20 on-street parking spaces. Neighbouring businesses and property owners have expressed a need for longer-term parking as there is no off-street parking (surface parking lots and parkades) available in the area.
For a four-month period, the City will pilot a reduced hourly parking rate along the 900 Block of Pandora Avenue. Motorists will be able to park on-street at a reduced hourly parking rate of $1.50 per hour from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Mondays to Fridays for a maximum daily rate of $7.50. The regular on-street hourly rate is $2.50 per hour with the majority of zones offering a maximum of 90 minutes of parking.
The pay stations and parking space posts will include signage inviting motorists to provide feedback on the piloted block by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 250.361.0330.