New Parking Regulations for the Nelson & District Community Complex

Nelson, BC: The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Board has approved a service agreement between the RDCK and the City of Nelson for bylaw enforcement to monitor the Nelson & District Community Complex (NDCC) parking lot. Effective December 1, 2020, the NDCC lot will be a two-hour parking zone, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and enforced by the City of Nelson. Violators will be subject to ticketing and/or potential towing.

The agreement was reached after in depth research was conducted to monitor, evaluate and consider options to address the negative impact of unauthorized parking at the NDCC parking lot. Parking capacity has been an ongoing challenge for residents in the area attempting to access services at the NDCC due to non enforcement. The goal is to create more parking opportunities for NDCC users, while supporting an effective approach to parking enforcement that is consistent with other areas throughout the City of Nelson.

Bylaw enforcement will begin with an “Education” program during the month of December. Vehicles will be monitored by enforcement officers and warnings for “failing to comply” will be issued to ensure the community is provided with adequate time to adjust to the changes.

“We do not want to ticket our community members; however, we need to create accessible options for our diverse community to park within reach of the facility to allow access for those with mobility issues, large equipment and young children to reach us safely,” said Marty Benson, Manager of Recreation, NDCC. “We have heard from our community members how important this issue is for everyone. We encourage everyone to work together with us to support appropriate parking lot usage.”

For more information on the new parking regulations or any questions you might have, contact Jodi Vousden, Assistant Manager of Recreation email: jvousden@rdck.bc.ca or 250-354-4386 ext. 5129.

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