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Town Parking Study states downtown parking not a major issue

submitted Town of Edson Overall the study showed that, during the times zones.
of the counts, there were no instances in which While discussion may continue regarding
Despite perception, pressures for available parking demands exceeded over 50% of supply. specific types of parking, the study clearly shows
parking in downtown Edson seem to be low to This was true of both the downtown as a whole, that downtown parking is not a major issue at
moderate. and in both the northern and southern downtown this time. The parking supply/usage will continue
At the request of the previous Council, a to be monitored as development occurs.
parking study has been conducted by Edson
administration to review the parking space Traffic Collisions top list of RCMP calls
supply, and to prevent the unnecessary
dedication of usable land to parking lots.
The study was done at varying times of day, November 6 tp 12 saw 96 calls for service by Harassment/Criminal Harassment, 3 Assault, 2
during multiple days of the week, and is meant as the local Edson RCMP detachment. Topping the Animals Calls, 2 Child Welfare, 2 Fail to comply
a starting point in the parking review. The study list of calls was 20 Traffic Collisions. w/conditions, 2 Fire Prevention Act, 2
provides estimates for the downtown area as a Other calls included 10 Traffic Complaints, 10 Information File, 2 Lost/Found Property, 2
whole, and does not take into consideration the Alarms/False Alarms, 8 Assistance Calls, 7 Theft Mental Health Act, along with various other
parking needs of specific businesses or Complaints, 6 Suspicious Persons or Vehicles, 5 requests for service.
ownership and other information on specific lots. Mischief or Damage, 4 Wellbeing Check, 3












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