Bylaw change aims to prevent ‘parking bingo’ in Ladner Village

The City of Delta is hoping a change to its parking bylaw enforcement will end the so-called “parking bingo” in Ladner Village.

According to Delta, bylaw enforcement staff are recording the times vehicles are parked only to find the vehicle has been moved to the next available parking stall within the block to avoid enforcement action.

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At its Nov. 25 meeting, civic politicians voted unanimously to amend the bylaw so a driver can’t move their parked vehicle from one location to another within a 150-metre radius in order to circumvent a specified time limit.

According to a Delta staff report, city staff consulted with the Ladner Business Association to obtain feedback on the parking issues and proposed changes.

LBA president Jill McKnight wrote a letter to Delta saying a bylaw change is needed to ensure people don’t move parking spots within the same series of blocks in order to get around the three-hour parking restrictions.

She said the practice is happening on a consistent basis on sections of 48th Avenue, Delta Street, Bridge Street and Trenant Street.

“I’m pleased to see this letter of support from the LBA. This is a change to address the parking bingo situation as the LBA calls it in Ladner Village,” said Coun. Dylan Kruger, who is chair of the Ladner Village revitalization committee. “So I hope this helps to address the ongoing parking struggles in Ladner Village.”

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