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12/01/2012 - 2013 - Overnight Parking Banned all St. John's ... except Downtown

Please Note:
Winter On-Street Parking Ban
is expected to come into effect on
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

Regardless of weather conditions, expect a parking ticking in the morning if you park on the street in St. John's this Winter... Except for downtown, they can park on the street even during the worst of storms, impeding snow clearing at the moment it falls, and then all residents have to wait for days, if not weeks, for the streets downtown to be properly cleared... What's your thoughts? Is this really necessary especially when there is no snow to be found!

Motorists in the City of St. John's are advised that the On-Street Parking Ban for streets outside the designated "Downtown" area will come into effect on 12:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2012 and will remain in effect until further notice.

The hours during which on-street parking is prohibited are 12:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily. Tickets will be issued to vehicles parked in violation of the On-Street Parking Ban continuously throughout the winter season, regardless of weather or street conditions. This action is necessary to avoid interference with snow clearing operations in the event of an unexpected snow storm or drifting condition. The fine for violators is $45. (based on 2012 rates)

Motorists are reminded that vehicles impeding snow clearing operations at any time during scheduled removals or during regular snow clearing operations are subject to towing and impounding.
Towing Charge: At contracted cost (currently $141.25)
Impounding Fee: $3 per day (based on 2012 rates)

If you require additional information, please review the Winter On-Street Parking Restrictions section on our website or call us at 3-1-1.

We appreciate your co-operation in keeping our streets accessible and safe at all times.

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^^^What this guy said. It's such a crock of sh!t and a cheap way for the government to get money. WHAT. A. SCAM. You bunch of ruuuuudy-poo candy-asses!!!

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April 03, 2013 by Kirk

Yes All Of St. John's

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April 01, 2013 by Bob Butler

The parking ban has been lifted in St. John's, does this include Kilbride ??

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April 01, 2013 by Crystal

The parking ban is logical for the purpose of keeping the streets clear for show removal. There are situations where it is not. In the later months when the snow is all but gone and rain is what we get such a ban becomes nothing more than a cash grab for the city. Officers issuing tickets during such circumstances should be embarrassed to be doing so.

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March 27, 2013 by Rob

Pleasant street is downtown and there is no designated parking area, she will have to find alternate parking nearby until the ban is lifted, which is in a few weeks.

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March 16, 2013 by Bob Butler

I'm very confused about this. Daughter just moved into St. John's and will move onto Pleasant St. Is this inside or outside the downtown designated area? And, does that she can't park there (even with a permit) ALL winter? or only after a ban has been called? Or only on days when snow clearing is scheduled? And where do people park their cars when they can't park on the street near their home? (is there a large supply of off-street parking found in most neighborhoods? And is it pricey?

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March 15, 2013 by Janet

I think it is really time for this to end! I have a car and it is back home 5 hours away because I have nowhere to park so I am paying for taxis and buses to get everywhere, not fair!

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March 14, 2013 by Brittany

I think it is ridiculous. Never in my life have I heard kf another xity with such a stupid parking ban in place. I get fining people who are clearly in the way of a snow plow or blocking driveways. But come on. It's mid march, it hasn't snowed in weeks, the snow is neaely gone, and they are still giving tickets. Its just a way for the greedy people of city hall to get extra money. Absolutely ridiculous!

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March 13, 2013 by tracy

I think NOT having a parking ban, at least in the core of downtown on Friday and Saturday nights, is socially responsible. Unfortunately many people will pay for a cab home, but not a cab both ways. Or they will drive downtown with the intention of one beverage yet choose to overindulge and when faced with the idea of a ticket for leaving their car will convince themselves they are 'good enough' to drive.

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January 18, 2013 by Jenka

The St. John''s downtown parking ban is a poor solution to snowclearing. It shows pure lazyness and lacks creativity and only makes life easy for City hall while making life miserable for people downtown. The ban starts tomorrow, and although it may snow the next day, and the streets and sidewalks get cleared immediately, no one can park on those cleaned streets till the end of march. So say it don't snow again for two weeks, thousands of displaced residents have to find someplace to park regardless of no snow clearing. They should be allowed to park on the streets that have already been cleared till their own street is cleared. With today's Social Media Technology, Email, Internet and Mobile notifications, there has to be a much better solution that can give residents ample warning to move their vehicles on certain dates or face a fine or towing charges. The responsibility would be the residents to keep themselves informed. The current system is simply designed to make money on every downtown resident's discomfort and inconvenience.

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January 08, 2013 by Bob

I hate it when people complain about the ban not affecting people in the downtown area. We pay for parking permits, and people outside the "downtown area" don't.

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January 08, 2013 by kate

I agree with the parking ban, I know I'm a "fill in the blank". but without it when there is snow I cannot get in our out of my driveway because people are crowding it with vehicles so it doesnt get plowed properly, and I cannot shovel it myself. Shame on you for disabeling proper snow clearing.

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December 11, 2012 by Chris

I hate it. It's a dig at students and low income families. Many of whom are in rentals who might not have a parking space of their own in a driveway. Last winter we'd go weeks with out a flake yet people would still get tickets all over the city. I couldn't find another place on earth that has such a ridiculous winter parking ban. F&$K city hall for even still enforcing it.

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November 28, 2012 by Murph

you f ==== ass holes got nothen better to do

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July 26, 2012 by bill

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