Park Safe: School Zone Safety Campaign

COVID-19 Update

In support of COVID-19 precautions our hours of operation have been reduced to support the health of our staff and customers through social distancing. This may result in longer than usual wait times for customer service support. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this time. 

As of March 17, 2020, the main CPA office (620-9 Avenue SW) will be closed. The Impound Lot (400-39 Ave SEis actively enforcing physical distancing rules, requiring customers to remain 6 feet apart and limiting the number of people in our lobby at a time. This means customers may need to wait outside before gaining access to the lobby, so dress appropriately for the weather and have all necessary documentation with you to support an efficient visit. Please also note, the Impound Lot’s reduced hours of operation are 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 12noon until 4pm on weekends; please arrive early enough to ensure we have enough time to resolve your concerns.

The health and safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority. Please do not enter the Impound Lot if you are sick. We are encouraging use of the myParking App rather than pay machines and want to remind customers to use online tools to pay tickets, submit appeals, manage residential parking permits and top up your paid parking account.

To promote the use of virtual ticket payments rather than customers visiting our office, we have suspended the $3 online fee for ticket payments.   

Each year, the Calgary Parking Authority receives hundreds of complaints about how people park in school zones.

As part of our Park Safe educational and awareness campaign, the CPA works with the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District to promote our Park Safe campaign throughout the year.

How can you help ensure the safety of children in school zones?

We ask drivers to please be courteous and park responsibly when dropping off or picking up children from school and follow these tips:

  • Avoid double parking.
  • Watch for signs indicating 'No Stopping' and 'No Parking' zones.
  • School bus zones must be kept clear so children can step off the bus and onto a curb instead of exiting into a busy street.
  • Leave 5 meters between your car and any crosswalk markings. This will ensure children are visible when they enter the crosswalk.
  • Parking too close to stop signs, yield signs or intersections makes it difficult to see children in the area and obstructs the view of other motorists. A distance of 5 meters is required.
  • Be courteous to neighbours around schools. Do not block entrances to garages or driveways. Please stay back at least 1.5 meters.

Resources

Park Safe: School Zone Safety Presentation

Park Safe Brochure

Park Safe Video