Starting on Thursday afternoon, the City of Vancouver will resume parking enforcement in the West End.
The City announced that enforcement will take place in permit parking zones, including those west of Burrard Street.
The end goal of the initiative is to encourage people to “stay in their own neighbourhoods” rather than “converging on popular trails and parks.”
“As people from other parts of the city continue to travel by car, particularly during nice weather, to enjoy the Stanley Park Seawall, English Bay beaches, and Stanley Park, the City of Vancouver is taking additional steps to deter people from driving to the West End,” reads a statement from the City.
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“The goal is to enable physical distancing and reduce the number of people congregating on the area’s beaches, the Seawall and Stanley Park.”
Parking-enforcement officers will ticket cars parked in permit-parking zones starting on Thursday, April 9.
The City says that large signs will be placed near entry points to the West End so that drivers are aware that parking enforcement has resumed.
Vancouver also said that it’s working with healthcare facilities to ensure that healthcare workers will have access to free parking as the coronavirus pandemic continues.