November 9, 2017
More private redevelopment at Century Park means the number of City of Edmonton Park & Ride stalls will be reduced to 866 from 1,085 starting November 20, 2017. There will be 221 free stalls and 665 reserved stalls available for commuters.
A northwest section of the reserved parking lot will be returned to the landowner, as requested. The central area of reserved stalls remains for Park & Ride customers, while the free Park & Ride stalls continue to be located in the northeast lot. Impark operates the parking areas that the City leases from the landowner. According to lease agreements, the City is required to move and/or return parking spaces to accommodate development plans by the private landowner.
The City has been carefully managing its number of available reserved stalls by not reallocating returned parking passes over the past few months. Therefore, there should be minimal impact on current customers using reserved stalls when this change comes into effect. However, there will be 50 fewer free stalls. Also, the taxi stand is moving to near the accessible parking area.
Transit customers are encouraged to carpool, arrive early, take a bus to the LRT station, or use free parking with express bus service from Lewis Farms bus transit centre (87 Avenue west of Anthony Henday Drive) or the Davies Lot (86 Street and 61 Avenue). Beaumont drivers have the option of using a new direct regional commuter bus from Beaumont to Century Park.
The parking is free in the City/Impark Park & Ride stalls after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends and statutory holidays.
The City of Edmonton will continue to work with the landowner to maximize usage of the lands serving the transit community in the short term, and encouraging transit-oriented development over the long term.