Our downtown is a vital part of our community and by improving customer access to downtown parking, we hope to maintain and further improve that vitality.
The objective is to provide easy, accessible on-street parking for customers to come and shop freely in the downtown core. A review in previous years of on-street parking utilization indicated that a large percentage of the parking stalls were being used by employees, resulting in limited on-street parking for customers.
Two hour parking is in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Where two hour street parking is established, no person shall park for more than two hours on that entire block, move the vehicle to another spot on that block at the expiration of two hours, or use more than one parking space.
Parking passes can be purchased for the City's Permit Parking lots. Rates for the permits are as follows:
It is not the responsibility of the City of Yorkton to provide staff parking for businesses in the downtown core. However, we are offering the option of inexpensive parking in the permit parking lots. This will result in providing more accessible on-street parking for customers.
While the solution is certainly not perfect, we have endeavored to try and meet the needs of the majority of residents in our community.