Parking Regulations


Definitions

  • "Highway" includes a street, road, lane, sidewalk, bridge, viaduct and any other way open to public use, other than a private right of way on private property.
  • "Traffic control signal" means a traffic control device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is directed to stop and to proceed.
  • "Stopping" even temporarily, has the same meaning as being parked.

Parking when there is no signage

Not all parking rules in the District of Squamish require signs. The Traffic Control Bylaw 2220 enforces street and highway regulations, when applicable, where signs are not present.

Issuing Traffic Violation Tickets

Traffic violation tickets may be issued without a previous warning. Drivers are expected to know both provincial and municipal traffic regulations.

Towing

The District may  have vehicles towed when necessary and without notice. When parking violations affect public safety, vehicle impoundment may be immediate.

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The following are a few examples of violations where vehicles may be impounded:

  • More than 72 hours

    It is a bylaw violation to stop, stand or park a vehicle on any highway for a continuous period exceeding seventy-two (72) hours (Section 5.1(j)).

  • Too close to a traffic control signal

    It is a bylaw violation to stop, stand or park a vehicle within 6 meters of any traffic control signal located at an intersection of any highway. (Section 6.1 (a)).

    6m of stop sign

  • Within crosswalk, intersection or roundabout

    It is a bylaw violation to park within any crosswalk, highway intersection or roundabout. Section 6.1(b)

    no parking on cross walk

  • Too close to a fire hydrant

    It is a bylaw violation to park within five (5) metres of a fire hydrant. Section 6.1(c).

    Do not block hydrant2

  • Too close to a driveway

    It is a bylaw violation to park in front of or within 1.5 metres of any lane or private driveway. Section 6.1(d)

    Do not block driveway

  • Obstructing traffic flow

    It is a bylaw violation to park in a position that obstructs or interferes with the normal flow of traffic. Section 6.1(g)

  • Too close to a crosswalk

    It is a bylaw violation to park within six (6) metres of a pedestrian crosswalk. Section 6.1(j)

     

    6m of cross walk

  • In a cycle lane

    It is a bylaw violation to park on any portion of a highway that is marked or indicated by surface markings or other traffic control device as a cycle lane.

  • Valid insurance decal not displayed

    It is a bylaw violation to fail to display a valid insurance decal while parked. Section 6.1 v (ii)