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REPORT TO: Community and Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING:January13, 2020 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Barry Cronkite, Director, Transportation Services <br />519-741-2200 ext. 7738 <br />PREPARED BY:Eric Bentzen-Bilkvist, Traffic Technologist, (519) 741-2200 x7372 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED:Ward 9 <br />DATE OF REPORT:December 9, 2019 <br />REPORT NO.:DSD-20-005 <br />SUBJECT:On-Street Parking Regulations – StGeorge Street <br />___________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATIONS: <br />That accessible on-street parking(by permit only)be permitted on the north side of St <br />George Street from a point approximately 12 metreswestfrom Benton Street to a point <br />approximately 41 metres west thereof, <br />That the Uniform Traffic Bylaw be amended accordingly. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />St. George Street, between Benton Street and Queen Street South, is a local roadwaylocated <br />near the City of Kitchener downtown. Transportation Services received a request from a <br />parishioner of the Benton Street Baptist Church to review existing parking regulations along St. <br />George Street in May 2019. The request cited improving parking access for the Benton Street <br />Baptist Church. City staff have reviewed similar requests on a number of occasions since 1989. <br />These reviews have resulted in maintainingthe current parking restrictions due toconcerns with <br />the narrow six (6) metre road width, limitedroadway access and road functionality with vehicles <br />parked on one side. <br />Currently,parking is prohibitedon bothsidesof St GeorgeStreet,as outlined in the City of <br />Kitchener Uniform Traffic By-law No. 2007-138. <br />REPORT: <br />Transportation Services received a request to review the existing on-street parking regulations <br />onSt George Streetin May 2019, which was investigated by City of Kitchener staff. Concerns <br />remain regarding the narrow six (6) metre road width, limitedroadway access and road <br />functionality with vehicles parked on one side. <br />While concerns regardingthe six (6) metre roadway width are still present, Transportation <br />Services is amenable to making a concession on St George Streetto permit accessible parking <br />by permitonly. Along a section of thenorth sideof StGeorge Street; accessible on-street parking <br />(by permitonly) is recommended toprovide better access to the Benton Street Baptist Church <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994for assistance. <br />5 - 1 <br />