Depending on the outcome of a committee vote, Londoners could be a step closer to overnight parking during the fall and winter, but it won’t be free.
A recommendation from city staff is back for consideration at the Civic Works Committee on Monday.
It would allow people to park up to 15 times for free on city streets before having to buy a paid pass, from Labour Day and the Victoria Day long weekend.
The city would notify residents of any parking cancellations because of the weather or road maintenance, and the paid portion of the plan wouldn’t come into effect until 2017.
The city lost out on about $220,000 in revenue last year during a pilot project that extended free on street parking to November 1st.
If the recommendation is approved Monday at the committee level, it’ll go on to full Council for final consideration.
Currently, parking is only allowed on most city streets between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m during the summer months.
Over the past four years, fines issued to vehicles parked on the street between 3a.m. and 5a.m. have generated $2.5 million in revenue for City Hall.