This is a survey to gauge your support for one-sided parking, throughout our community, during winter months from December 1st to March 31st (similar to Clover St.). 

Our community is changing. We have seen some modest bungalows being replaced by multi-unit apartment buildings, significantly increasing the number of people who live there (e.g. from 1-3 people to 16). Also, the City of Ottawa zoning bylaw does not require these new developments to provide parking for their tenants. More people and more cars with no onsite parking means a significant increase in street parking.

According to City of Ottawa statistics, since 2016, parking control violations in Heron Park have quadrupled, from 69 in 2016 to 335 in 2019.  Parking is our community’s number 1 complaint to bylaw services.                              

The Heron Park Community Association also receives ongoing complaints about on-street parking. For example, cars are parked:  for longer than the 3-hour time limit, on front lawns, blocking sidewalks and driveways.  In winter, complaints increase because cars parked on both sides of the street and snow accumulation can narrow the street making it difficult for emergency vehicles, snow plows, buses, local traffic and pedestrians to get through.

Implementing one-sided parking on streets, during winter months, has already been effective in parts of our community (e.g. Clover St., Brûlé, Bavlie and Rockingham Aves.).  Residents living on those streets have noticed a smoother flow of traffic and less disruption, in part because snow can be removed more efficiently. Given this success, the Heron Park Community Association has received many requests to expand one-sided parking throughout our community.

Do you support one-sided parking?
Please take 5 minutes to complete this anonymous survey so that we can better understand whether one-sided parking, during winter months, should be expanded throughout our community.

Thank you.
Heron Park Community Association

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* 1. Have you had difficulty driving your car through our community because of cars parked on both sides of the street?

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* 2. Have you had difficulty walking through our community (where there are no sidewalks) because of cars parked on both sides of the street?

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* 3. Has the number of cars parked on your street increased in the last 12 months?

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* 4. Would you like one-sided parking on your street?

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* 5. If no, would you like one-sided parking on certain streets in your community?

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* 6. If yes, on which streets would you like one-sided parking?

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* 7. What street do you live on?

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* 8. How long have you lived in the community?

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* 9. Do you rent or own the property where you live?

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