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 implementation of metered parking and maximum time limits that will manage the parking demand in commercial districts. There is also management in the residential areas of their parking demand through the Residential Parking Program. Next enforcement would relate to the parking concerns under the Traffic Bylaw, and these are patrols, ticketing and vehicle seizures. Another service is to administer temporary parking reservations that will facilitate 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. Thus no need to pay on Sundays or on statutory holidays outside 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 informed that your session is still taking effect even while you are driving on the road.
Payments of flex parking stations can be done by paying in coins, credit cards, city parking cards, and app payments.
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. 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. In order to limit and ensure a continuous availability of parking space in high traffic areas, be watchful for signs in those 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.