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Edmonton City Council backtracks on changes to residential parking program

City Council has decided to pause the rollout of the new Residential Parking Program (RPP) and revert back to the original form that was in effect until May 31, 2024. This means the 19 participating neighbourhoods will continue to be a part of the program with their existing hours and temporary/visitor permitting requirements.

In March, the city announced the removal of residential parking zones in 15 neighbourhoods, effective May 31, and reduce the area covered by the program in four neighbourhoods.  The changes also included a $120 annual fee for permits where the program remained in place, where previously the permits had been free.

The pause will give administration time to conduct additional focused public engagement, integrate feedback received during the initial program rollout and bring forward a new program that revisits the fee structures, boundaries and hours of operation.

The 19 affected neighbourhoods are:

  • Belgravia
  • Belvedere
  • Boyle Street
  • Central MacDougall
  • Century Park
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Garneau
  • Glengarry
  • Groat Estates
  • McKernan
  • NAIT
  • Northlands
  • Parkallen
  • Rossdale
  • Royal Gardens
  • Southgate
  • South Belgravia
  • Wîhkwêntôwin (formerly Oliver)
  • Windsor Park

“There remains the need to update the residential parking plan as one of several actions under the Curbside Management strategy to effectively manage curbside use,” said Shewkar Ibrahim, Director of Traffic Operations. “We will take the time to parse through recent public feedback on the program and will be back with a refined plan in 2026.” 

All residents in the 19 RPP areas, whether they applied for a digital permit, can continue to display 2023 permits in vehicles. Digital permits will no longer be issued. Residents who have lost, discarded or damaged physical permits or recently moved to an RPP area can apply for a new one at

Enforcement will not ticket vehicles with a 2023 permit. If residents receive a parking ticket, they can call Bylaw Ticket Administration at 780-496-5161.

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