Parking regulations in Saskatoon are set through the Traffic Bylaw No. 7200, the Residential Parking Program Bylaw No. 7862, and provincial legislation. The management and enforcement of these rules are approached in coordination with the guidance of parking services. The first service to mention is implementation of metered parking and maximum time limits that will manage the parking demand in commercial districts. The next service is through a Residential Parking Program that will manage parking demand in residential neighborhoods. Another inclusion of services is to enforce all parking related matters of the Traffic Bylaw that covers patrols, ticketing and seizures of vehicles. Administering temporary parking reservations is another enforcement that will help in the facilitation of business and development. Lastly, but not the least, enforcement is provided to meet the needs of visitors, businesses, and residents through different permit programs.
To cite and example, there are public parking areas in places that are time metered from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm all days of the week. During statutory holidays and Sundays, there is no need to pay outside of the mentioned hours.
With Saskatoon’s flex parking system, payment of their parking is made easy. As easy as buying your parking from any flexparking station or through an app, the session you paid is accepted in any public parking space around Saskatoon.
To cite an example, purchasing three hours of parking would mean from the start of parking in an area and you complete your errands in that area, your remaining hours can be used in other public areas until your bought session expires. Be aware though that even while you are driving, your session is continuing.
Flexparking stations accept mode of payments such as coins, credit cards, city parking cards, and payment through an app.
Parking in public areas is made hassle free by paying through an app. In paying through an app, you just use your smartphone to pay directly, and thus eliminating the hassle of going to a flexparking station just to pay for your parking. Users of this app are allowed to enter and save multiple license plate numbers, print or view their receipts and extend their present parking session because of the features of the app.
In parking at busy public areas, there is a limit to a maximum number of time, which could differ in any location. It is also important that you keep an eye for signs as these limit your parking space to ensure a continuous space availability in busy areas. In cases when you have reached your maximum limit and you need more time in that area, it is advisable that you move your car to another block.