Parking Matters 2.0

The City of Mississauga is embarking on Parking Matters 2.0 to refine and improve the delivery of parking in the city. The primary goal of the project is to implement the recommendations set out in the Parking Master Plan and Implementation Strategy completed in 2019.

Parking Matters 2.0 has five key components:

  • Parking Permits and Considerations – the City is seeking to streamline parking regulations, considerations, and permits.
  • Lower Driveway Boulevard Parking – the City is studying permitting lower driveway boulevard parking to provide additional parking options.
  • Pay-by-License Plate and Pay-by-Phone – in addition to physical parking metres, the City is considering implementing additional tools to help make it easier to pay for parking, including pay-by-license plate and pay-by-phone.
  • Parking Fees and Dynamic Pricing – the City is reviewing its parking fees and exploring the implementation of dynamic pricing, creating a model where parking fees are higher or lower depending on demand and time of day.
  • Digital Parking Solution - the City is exploring the opportunity to consolidate how individuals access and acquire parking permits online for different locations and uses in a one-stop destination to improve user experience.

Additional details on each of these components will be provided as the project progresses.

The City of Mississauga will provide opportunities for engagement and feedback throughout the project through virtual public open houses and online surveys.

To receive updates and notices about opportunities for engagement, please sign up for project updates.

The City of Mississauga is embarking on Parking Matters 2.0 to refine and improve the delivery of parking in the city. The primary goal of the project is to implement the recommendations set out in the Parking Master Plan and Implementation Strategy completed in 2019.

Parking Matters 2.0 has five key components:

  • Parking Permits and Considerations – the City is seeking to streamline parking regulations, considerations, and permits.
  • Lower Driveway Boulevard Parking – the City is studying permitting lower driveway boulevard parking to provide additional parking options.
  • Pay-by-License Plate and Pay-by-Phone – in addition to physical parking metres, the City is considering implementing additional tools to help make it easier to pay for parking, including pay-by-license plate and pay-by-phone.
  • Parking Fees and Dynamic Pricing – the City is reviewing its parking fees and exploring the implementation of dynamic pricing, creating a model where parking fees are higher or lower depending on demand and time of day.
  • Digital Parking Solution - the City is exploring the opportunity to consolidate how individuals access and acquire parking permits online for different locations and uses in a one-stop destination to improve user experience.

Additional details on each of these components will be provided as the project progresses.

The City of Mississauga will provide opportunities for engagement and feedback throughout the project through virtual public open houses and online surveys.

To receive updates and notices about opportunities for engagement, please sign up for project updates.

Q&A

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  • Can residents get a permanent parking permit to allow them to park in front of their houses and a guest permit, for overnight? That way anybody else will have to pay a small fee, around $4 to pay on residential streets until midnight. This would discourage other drivers who avoid to pay for parking at hospitals or long term care facilities, apartment buildings, other locations.

    Mona asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for providing your input regarding the Parking Matters 2.0 project. Currently, residents may apply for free residential parking permits for themselves and their guests (a.k.a. parking considerations) to park along their street. For more information on temporary parking permits, please refer to the City website – https://www.mississauga.ca/services-and-programs/transportation-and-streets/parking/apply-for-a-temporary-parking-permit/ 

     

    Along the course of the study, several options for on-street residential parking, just like the one you suggested, will be analysed to see which one best fit the competing and contrasting needs of our neighbourhoods. In addition to parking permits, the Parking Matters 2.0 project will provide recommendations related to parking fees and parking technology across the City. If you would like to learn more about Parking Matters 2.0 and how its key components will impact parking across the City, please make sure to sign up for project updates and participate on upcoming engagement sessions.

  • What is Lower Driveway Boulevard Parking (LDBP)?

    4 months ago

    Lower Driveway Boulevard Parking is the practice of parking in the paved boulevard area which is the portion of the driveway between the property line or sidewalk and the road. Currently, a resident must undergo a petition process to be able to park in their paved lower boulevard. The Parking Matters 2.0 project will look facilitating the process to allow LDBP for residents.

  • Why are parking fees being reviewed at the City? Parking should be free.

    4 months ago

    Parking fees help to pay for the maintenance and upgrading of the city’s parking infrastructure. The City has not reviewed or increased parking fees in 10 years, while costs for maintenance continue to increase. In order to continue to maintain parking infrastructure and make improvements, it is time for the City to revisit parking fees.

    The “hidden costs” of providing new parking include land acquisition, design and construction, lighting, power, signage, access control, safety and security, fencing, landscaping, parking planning, and insurance. Costs for parking spaces in existing parking facilities include the ongoing maintenance costs of snow and litter removal, power sweeping, resurfacing, landscaping, line painting, lighting, and insurance. Additional costs for the provision of parking include marketing, promotion and enforcement

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