Barrier Free Resource Centre


Subject: Accessible Parking

Number: 3.1

Coverage: Staff & Public

Approved by: ADPC, Council, & CAO

Effective Date : February 5, 2007

Revision Date:


The following policy establishes guidelines for the provision and maintenance of barrier-free parking spaces in town to help ensure persons with disabilities have access to the same services as able-bodied persons.

Policy Statement

1.0) There shall be a minimum of 3% of the total number of public parking spaces in the downtown parking lots set aside as accessible parking spaces.


2.0) In areas zoned Residential, persons with disabilities may apply to have accessible parking spaces placed adjacent to their homes.  Applications will be granted where such spaces do not significantly affect traffic circulation on the street.


3.0) All accessible parking spaces shall be designed in accordance with barrier free design specifications of the National Building Code.


4.0) Parking violations in accessible parking zone spaces shall be penalized according to law.


National Research Council of Canada - National Building Code of Canada


THIS IS TO CERTIFY that this policy was duly
passed by a majority vote of the whole Council
at a duly called Council meeting held on the 5th
day of February, 2007.

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