The District of North Vancouver is planning to implement a pay parking pilot project at the Lynn Canyon Park.
The project will be discussed at an upcoming council meeting on July 6.
The park attracts more than one million visitors every year, and it is one of the district’s most popular destinations. During the summer season, more than 2,500 vehicles find their way into the parking lot.
Parking fees, however, will not be charged until spring 2021.
The district will install the pay parking infrastructure this year to access park user data, both before and after the fees are charged.
The pay parking pilot project at Lynn Canyon Park will be implemented in coordination with on-street parking restrictions in the neighbourhoods, according to a staff report that DNV council will discuss on July 6.
The project will cost the district roughly $1.6 million, and could generate anywhere from $450,000 to $900,000 for the year for 133 parking stalls.
The operator is expected to take a 5 % revenue cut.
District is working on the Lynn Canyon Central Area Improvements Project, which includes the addition of under-ground electrical conduit to facilitate the pay parking pilot.
The project also involves future installation of CCTV cameras for security and to generate real time data on parking lot occupancy.
Council first discussed and supported the proposal at a transportation workshop in November last year.
The district currently does not have a policy on pay parking.
However, staff has prepared a document, which includes recommendations on implementing pay parking where appropriate in the district.