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Parking Fines Go Up

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NAIT students clamouring for parking spots: be advised. The City of Edmonton’s new parking fine is in place and will hurt the wallet more than in the past.

(*Correction Feb. 8) The City of Edmonton had increased the fine amount for parking on private property with public access from $50 to $100. Fines for parking in an emergency access zone remains unchanged at $150, and parking in a disabled parking space remains unchanged at $250. Vehicles that do not display a valid parking permit/pass, or park in reserved stalls may be tagged and towed. Vehicles parking where prohibited via traffic control devices (No parking zones, within 5 meters of a crosswalk, intersection, fire hydrant and/ or stop/yield sign) may also be towed, or if vehicles are obstructing vehicle and pedestrian traffic, or causing a safety hazard, they may also be towed.

NAIT Parking Services says at the moment there are no more parking passes available for this semester but students should check back consistently as spots do open up over time.

Costs fluctuate between $71-94 per month for those parking passes depending on the location.

In addition to the heavier costs, students are being reminded that their vehicle will be towed if they park without a permit in:

-Reserved stalls
-Accessible stalls
-No parking zones
-Emergency access routes
-Within 5 metres of crosswalks, intersections, fire hydrants, yield signs or stop sign.

With files from NAIT Protective Services

– Michael Menzies, Senior Editor

 

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