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Accessible Parking in Pickering

We are making changes to our Traffic and Parking By-law 6604/05 in order to ensure that accessible parking spaces in Pickering are appropriately provided, marked and maintained, and comply with the Province's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

The AODA, enacted in 2005, outlines accessible parking requirements that must be met by public sector organizations, commencing January, 2016.

Changes to Traffic and Parking By-law 6604/05

The following amendments to the City's Traffic and Parking By-law 6604/05 were presented to and approved for public consultation by Pickering City Council in Report ENG 01-15, on January 12, 2015.

  • increase the minimum number of off-street accessible parking space requirement on public and private properties
  • introduce two types of off-street accessible parking spaces
  • improve the pavement marking detail required for accessible parking spaces

Proposed increase to minimum number of off-street accessible parking spaces

 Proposed Accessible Parking Space Requirements

Types of off-street accessible parking spaces

Open the PDF file for enlarged detail of parking space diagrams.

Type A

An accessible parking space that has a minimum width of 3.4 metres and a minimum length of 5.3 metres, with an access aisle of 1.5 metres

Diagram - Accessible Parking Space Type A

 

Type B

An accessible parking space that has a minimum width of 2.4 metres, with an access aisle of 1.5 metres

Diagram - Accessible Parking Space Type B

 

Type A and Type B Shared

Type A and Type B spaces can share the access aisle between them for two accessible parking spaces

Diagram - Accessible Parking Space Type A & B Shared

Improved pavement marking detail

Currently the City's Traffic and Parking By-law requires the entire accessible space to be painted bright blue with the universal symbol of accessibility overlaid in white or yellow paint. In addition to this being costly, the paint can crack and fade if not painted periodically. The City of Pickering is proposing to change the existing by-law so that only the International Symbol of Accessibility painted in white or yellow paint and overlaid on a blue background is required.

Accessible Parking Pavement Markings

 

 

Provide your feedback

Submit your feedback, comments, or suggestions on the proposed By-law changes to nemery@pickering.ca