01 Feb
2018

Pay and Display parking arrives in Picton

Picton – The County of Prince Edward has installed 22 Pay and Display parking stations in downtown Picton to replace the 74 single parking meters.

During the transition, the municipality has extended the Feed the Meter campaign in support of the Food for Learning program. The machines are active, and all money deposited will help provide nutritional meals and snacks to local school children. Parking enforcement will resume March 1, 2018.

“Parking stations support our efforts to enhance downtown Picton as an inviting destination for residents and visitors alike,” says Robert Quaiff, Mayor, County of Prince Edward. “Pay stations will reduce street congestion and improve snow removal, making it easier for pedestrians to get around.   Furthermore, the stations will improve customer service with drivers having more payment options.”

Street parking is available along Picton Main Street between Bridge Street and Chapel Street, as well as on Elizabeth Street, King Street, and Ross Street for $1.00 per hour, with a two-hour maximum stay. Parking is also available in the municipal lot on Market Lane for $0.50 per hour.

Pay and Display parking stations are conveniently located approximately 20 meters apart. In addition to coins, the machines accept credit cards and non-PIN debit cards, as well as payment through mobile devices. Payment instructions are posted on each parking station.

“Parking spaces closest to downtown businesses are at a premium, especially during the busy summer months,” Mayor Quaiff says. “With the two-hour limit, we want to encourage parking circulation and give as many people as possible the opportunity to park in these spaces.”

Short-term, on-street parking is complemented by an abundance of free parking in municipal lots on King Street and Mary Street. Both lots are located within walking distance for many customers who wish to visit downtown Picton businesses and service providers. The King Street lot also offers a high-capacity charging station for electric vehicles.

The County is also making it easier for holders of accessible parking permits to visit various downtown locations. In addition to the existing designated accessible parking spaces, permit holders can park in any space free of charge.

For more information about parking, visit the County website or contact the County of Prince Edward’s Customer Service Desk during regular office hours at 613.476.2148 ext. 1023. 

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For media inquiries, please contact Mark Kerr at 613.476.2148 ext. 1009 or by email at mkerr@pecounty.on.ca

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