Parking regulations in Saskatoon are set through the Traffic Bylaw No. 7200, the Residential Parking Program Bylaw No. 7862, and provincial legislation. In order to manage and enforce these rules, a coordinated approaches is provided through parking services. The first service to mention is in the management of commercial areas parking demand using metered parking and maximum time limits. Another enforcement is in the management of parking demand in residential areas through a program called Residential Parking Program. Next enforcement would relate to the parking concerns under the Traffic Bylaw, and these are patrols, ticketing and vehicle seizures. Administering temporary parking reservations is another enforcement that will help in the facilitation of business and development. Another last service to mention which is still of importance is the provision of various permit programs that will accommodate the parking needs of residents, visitors and businesses.
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. Outside of those mentioned hours on Sundays and statutory holidays, there is no payment requirement.
With Saskatoon’s flex parking system, payment of their parking is made easy. You just buy parking from any of their flexparking station or by using an app, and your paid session is valid at any public parking space around Saskatoon.
To give an example, purchasing a three hour parking session would mean from the time you started in one area and complete your tasks there, if your session has still remaining hours, you can use it in other public parking areas until your session has expired. 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.
Payment through an app has been mentioned above, and this method makes it easy for you in your parking needs. This is because you just pay directly from your smartphone and then you do not need to go to a flexparking station just to pay for your parking. With the use of an app, you will be allowed to enter and save several license plate numbers, view or print your receipts and extend your current parking sessions.
When you park in public areas that are considered busy areas, the amount of time is limited to a certain maximum depending on the location where you are parking. 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. So if you have reached your maximum limit, it is better to move your car to another block if you need more time in that area.