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Calgary Parking Policies

Calgary Parking Policies (Formerly A Parking Policy Framework for Calgary) is Council’s overarching policy document on how on-street and off-street parking is managed in Calgary. It is a living document that is continually revised and added to as specific parking policies are further developed. Highlights include:

  • The Downtown Parking Strategy (Section 6.1)
  • On-street parking policies and pricing (Section 5.1)
  • Carshare parking policies (Section 5.1.6)
  • The roles and relationships of Council, City Administration and the Calgary Parking Authority (Section 3)
  • Financial returns from the CPA to The City (Section 4)
  • A Parking Revenue Policy for paid parking areas (Section 5.3)

In December 2014, Council approved a Four-Year Parking Work Plan that outlines the parking policy work that will be undertaken over 2015-2018. The work plan was revised on 2015 September 28 to align with revised resource provisions.

Current Work

  • Administration is looking at processes to allow parking in existing developments to be made available for use by the general public.

Recent Council Approvals

In May 2017, the following sections of the Calgary Parking Policies were presented and approved by Council:

  • The revised Integrated Downtown/TOD Parking Strategy (section 6.1) includes principles that allow developers to retain 100 per cent of parking spaces within their building (versus 50% previously). The final step to fully implement the strategy will be to update the Land Use Bylaw.
  • The Parking Revenue Policy (section 5.3) allows The City to reinvest a portion of parking revenues in areas where paid parking currently exists.
  • An amendment to On-street Parking Management Policies – Commercial Areas (section 5.1.2 Policy 7) which will allow long stay parking in paid parking areas on an interim basis.