Let's Talk Parking Regulations

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About the project

The City of Colwood is reviewing its parking regulations to ensure that off-street parking requirements associated with new development is in line with the City's existing plans and policies. (Off-street parking requirements refer to the number and type of parking spaces developers must provide with new construction.)

The updated bylaw will provide developers with clear direction about parking requirements, the approval process, supply rates and facility design that all align with the City's strategic objectives. It will provide opportunities to advance the City's strategic directions related to land use and built form, multi-modal transportation and effective parking management.

Parking project timeline

The parking bylaw update is currently underway and expected to be complete in early 2021.

Get involved

Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts in the Parking Survey back in August 2020. Your input is documented in this Engagement Summary and has helped to shape the Strategic Directions that have formed the Draft Off-Street Parking Regulations Bylaw and Draft Parking Variance Policy to be presented to Council in 2021.



Your input is needed! Please review the Draft Off-Street Parking Regulations Bylaw and Draft Parking Variance Policy and share your thoughts below.

The following are some of the key changes being proposed:

  • Reductions in the minimum number of parking spaces to better reflect parking needs.
  • Improved requirements for bicycle parking supply and design, including commuter end-of-trip facilities such as showers and lockers.
  • Requirements for new development to include provisions that will allow for installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in future.
  • Better alignment of parking supply requirements with parking needs and an option for staff referral of variances to create a reduction in the number and magnitude of parking variances being sought.

About the project

The City of Colwood is reviewing its parking regulations to ensure that off-street parking requirements associated with new development is in line with the City's existing plans and policies. (Off-street parking requirements refer to the number and type of parking spaces developers must provide with new construction.)

The updated bylaw will provide developers with clear direction about parking requirements, the approval process, supply rates and facility design that all align with the City's strategic objectives. It will provide opportunities to advance the City's strategic directions related to land use and built form, multi-modal transportation and effective parking management.

Parking project timeline

The parking bylaw update is currently underway and expected to be complete in early 2021.

Get involved

Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts in the Parking Survey back in August 2020. Your input is documented in this Engagement Summary and has helped to shape the Strategic Directions that have formed the Draft Off-Street Parking Regulations Bylaw and Draft Parking Variance Policy to be presented to Council in 2021.



Your input is needed! Please review the Draft Off-Street Parking Regulations Bylaw and Draft Parking Variance Policy and share your thoughts below.

The following are some of the key changes being proposed:

  • Reductions in the minimum number of parking spaces to better reflect parking needs.
  • Improved requirements for bicycle parking supply and design, including commuter end-of-trip facilities such as showers and lockers.
  • Requirements for new development to include provisions that will allow for installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in future.
  • Better alignment of parking supply requirements with parking needs and an option for staff referral of variances to create a reduction in the number and magnitude of parking variances being sought.
Page last updated: 19 July 2021, 10:50