London is now in Step 3 of the Provincial Roadmap to Reopen. In alignment with Step 3, the City of London has expanded additional in-person City services in accordance with the new regulations.
The City of London is adding more than a dozen new short-term parking spots throughout the downtown to provide clearly identifiable locations for customers and food delivery drivers when they are making quick food and parcel pickups.
New signage is being installed at locations that were identified through requests from businesses, keeping in mind both safety and convenience.
“We’ve heard from businesses that they need clear and convenient areas for their customers and delivery services,” said Orest Katolyk, Chief Municipal Law Enforcement Officer. “We’ve done our best to fill those requests, balancing the need for safety as well. In identifying these locations, we’ve considered pedestrian safety, transit, emergency services, traffic flow and accessibility.”
Where cars are parked in a way that impedes traffic or poses safety risks, tickets will be issued. In other instances, Parking Services officers will use their discretion to determine whether enforcement is required.
The new park & pick-up locations are being implemented through the City’s B2B team, a temporary initiative designed to provide rapid and flexible responses to businesses’ requests associated with safely serving their customers during the pandemic.
Visit london.ca/b2b to learn more.
Above: Map showing new “park & pick-up” parking locations downtown. (note: some locations have multiple spots)
Above: Photo of one of the new “park & pick-up” spots downtown