Citywide Parking Study

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Consultation has concluded

In spring 2019, the Oshawa community was asked to provide input into the development of a parking strategy that would outline Zoning By-law recommendations for citywide residential use and all uses downtown. Preliminary findings and recommendations for the Oshawa Parking Study are now available and the City is once again looking for feedback.

Community members are invited to attend the Oshawa Parking Study Phase 2 virtual Public Information Centre (P.I.C.) between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15. The virtual P.I.C. will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and can be accessed:

  • online at this link; or,
  • by calling 647-749-7500 or 289-800-5770 and entering Conference ID: 937 669 496#.

Community members can complete an online feedback form here on Connect Oshawa. Those who prefer to complete the feedback form on paper can call Service Oshawa at 905-436-3311 during regular business hours.

Feedback will be received up to and including 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29. The feedback will be considered in the finalization of the recommendations for the proposed Oshawa Parking Study.

The City initiated the citywide Parking Study in 2018. Results from the Study will inform the development of a parking strategy that anticipates and accommodates parking demand through environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable policies.

Learn more about the Parking Strategy on the City’s website.

In spring 2019, the Oshawa community was asked to provide input into the development of a parking strategy that would outline Zoning By-law recommendations for citywide residential use and all uses downtown. Preliminary findings and recommendations for the Oshawa Parking Study are now available and the City is once again looking for feedback.

Community members are invited to attend the Oshawa Parking Study Phase 2 virtual Public Information Centre (P.I.C.) between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15. The virtual P.I.C. will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and can be accessed:

  • online at this link; or,
  • by calling 647-749-7500 or 289-800-5770 and entering Conference ID: 937 669 496#.

Community members can complete an online feedback form here on Connect Oshawa. Those who prefer to complete the feedback form on paper can call Service Oshawa at 905-436-3311 during regular business hours.

Feedback will be received up to and including 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29. The feedback will be considered in the finalization of the recommendations for the proposed Oshawa Parking Study.

The City initiated the citywide Parking Study in 2018. Results from the Study will inform the development of a parking strategy that anticipates and accommodates parking demand through environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable policies.

Learn more about the Parking Strategy on the City’s website.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Have a question regarding the citywide Parking Study? Ask it here! We'll do our best to get back to you within two business days.

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    Are you recommending the City construct another parking garage on one of the existing surface lots, or could an existing Parkade have a couple more floors added?

    7 months ago

    No a parking supply expansion is not considered necessary based on our future conditions assessment. That being said, Oshawa is recommended to monitor parking demand into the future, and using the recommended parking management triggers, can evaluate whether a parking supply expansion becomes necessary.

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    How much weight to you give to interviews with staff versus the public? Why so little weight on enforcement?

    7 months ago

    The study conclusions and recommendations consider and balance the opinions of both Oshawa staff and the public. Enforcement was not considered as part of the study scope, but your feedback is noted and will be communicated to the Oshawa project team.

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    How many parking spaces will be removed in the downtown when the Rapid Bus transit line is constructed?

    7 months ago

    The future Bus Rapid Transit line was included with projecting future parking operations. Approximately 40 spaces can be expected to be lost on Bond Street, while approximately 50 parking spaces can be lost along King Street. Note that these estimates may change as the designs are finalized.

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    Is it possible to request lands be included in "intensification areas" that are not within the UGC or intensification areas etc.?

    7 months ago

    Parking justification studies can be completed. However, no guarantees can be made regarding the request’s approval.

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    Do you believe the 50% landscaped limit should be increased?

    7 months ago

    The landscaping limit was not considered as part of the study scope, but your feedback is noted and will be communicated to the Oshawa project team.

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    With the tremendous number of single family residences in the City adding secondary units, and the need to have additional parking spaces on the lot, widening the existing driveway so that a large part of the front yards are now driveways, but the city has a 50% limit.

    7 months ago

    Driveway dimensions were not considered as part of the study scope, but your feedback is noted and will be communicated to the Oshawa project team.

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    Do you have data to support the city's monthly parking charges?

    7 months ago

    Yes, a financial assessment was completed with the aim of setting parking prices at rates that achieve financial sustainability. In other words, prices are set with the objective of generating enough revenue to fund all parking related expenses.

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    One of the bigger issues in the core is employee parking in the core versus visitor parking. How is this shown up in the study?

    7 months ago

    Parking permits are available for long term parking users (ex: employees) while hourly parking opportunities are available for visitors.

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    Has your study addressed the crucial need for by-law enforcement?

    7 months ago

    Enforcement was not considered as part of the study scope, but your feedback is noted and will be communicated to the Oshawa project team.

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    Are you aware the HONK app allows users to continue to extend time and monopolize a metered parking space for well beyond the posted time limit?

    7 months ago

    We are aware of the HONK mobile app and believe the municipality can work with the service provider to set maximum time limits and no parking limits that correspond with the municipalities by-laws.