Parking Management Pilot Program

The City of Fredericton has launched a pilot project to help improve parking options and build parking capacity and flexibility within the City, one of the many sustainable parking initiatives being actioned under the Parking Master Plan.

As part of this pilot project, low-cost Annual Resident Parking Permits and Daily Parking Permits have been introduced and parking changes implemented to the two downtown areas highlighted on the map below:

 

This means changes to the current parking restrictions on George Street and Charlotte Street, as well as new parking restrictions on Beaverbrook Street between McLeod and University Avenues, and on Church Street east of Queen’s Square Park, all in effect starting August 16 2021.


Annual Resident Parking Permits

To increase on-street parking flexibility, all residents living in the Zones A,B,C are eligible to purchase an Annual Resident Parking Permit that will allow unrestricted weekday on-street parking close to their home for only $24 per year. Annual resident permits will be available for purchase starting August 16.

You can purchase your annual permit now at the City Hall Service Centre if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are a resident of Zone A,B, or C
  • Have a valid single vehicle licence plate with one of the following vehicles: 
    • Private passenger vehicles other than recreational vehicles
    • Motorcycles
    • Trucks with less than one ton capacity

When purchasing an Annual Resident Parking Permit, you must bring one government issued photo ID, one City approved document (utility bill, bank statement, government letter, etc.), and the vehicle registration, all matching the applicant residential address to show proof of residency within the permit zone. The license plate entered can only be changed by attending City Hall Service Centre with a new proof of vehicle registration. These permits are valid for one year from the date of issue.


Daily Parking Permits

The Daily Parking Permit is available to many potential users of all-day on-street parking in the downtown area for only $5 per day, including:

  • Residents who need added parking flexibility on a given day, but do not have/require an Annual Resident Parking Permit
  • Visitors of local residents
  • Contractors working in the area
  • Commuters to the downtown
  • Students needing a single day of parking
  • Other visitors to the downtown looking for a flexible daily parking option

Daily Parking Permits are available for purchase starting September 1, 2021 digitally through Hotspot Parking Inc’s online website at www.htsp.ca, or by downloading and using the HotSpot Parking app. You can purchase a Daily Parking Permit assigned to a specific permit zone for a single license plate, and the license plate number can be changed at any time during the one-day activation via your personal HotSpot account.

Daily Parking Permits are valid from 8:00AM to 5:00PM for the day for which they are purchased and may be purchased beginning at 12:00AM of the day for which they are sought to be used.  No advanced purchases are available and availability is based on a first come, first served basis with limited daily supply based on the amount of parking available within a permit zone.

Only commercial contractors working within a parking permit zone are eligible to pre-buy Daily Parking Permits (up to 4 permits at a time) by contacting Parking Services. Contractors wishing to purchase Daily Parking Permits must do so in person at the City Hall Service Center at least one business day before the parking is required.

Both the Annual Resident Parking Permit and Daily Parking Permit are virtual permits that are linked digitally to your vehicle license plate, with no physical permit that can or needs to be visually displayed. Verification of virtual parking permits by Parking by-law enforcement officers is done electronically. Permits are only valid in the zone for which they are issued.


Parking Updates and Restriction Details

In area one (Zones A, B and C), parking restrictions on George Street and Charlotte Street (Smythe to University) have changed as follows:

  • The existing free 2hr maximum parking limits on Monday to Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM have been removed and replaced with a time restriction of No Parking Monday to Friday between 10:00AM to 11:00AM; and 1:30PM to 2:30PM, except with a permit. Parking will be allowed at no charge outside of those restricted times.
  • The existing 4-hr maximum parking meters on George Street from Westmorland Street to St. John Street will be removed and those areas will be part of the permit pilot.
  • The overnight parking restriction is still in effect.
  • 2hr free maximum parking will remain adjacent to where the Lincoln Trail crosses George Street and Charlotte Street, where indicated by signage, to continue to provide recreational trail access.

In area two (Zone Q), new parking restrictions have been introduced on Beaverbrook Street between McLeod and University Avenues, and on Church Street east of Queen’s Sq. Park, between McLeod Avenue and Aberdeen Street

  • Where indicated by signage, parking will be allowed at no charge throughout the day, except during timed restrictions of No Parking Monday to Friday between 10:00AM to 11:00AM; and 1:30PM to 2:30PM, except with a permit.
  • The overnight parking restriction is still in effect.

The timed parking restrictions and permit zone will be clearly posted on each block via new signage. Annual Resident Parking Permits and Daily Parking Permits are not available outside the pilot parking permit zones.

This pilot project is one of the many sustainable parking initiatives being actioned under the City’s Parking Master Plan, with feedback and learnings from this initiative being incorporated into the future parking plans and projects. The pilot project is expected to be in effect for one year.