Park Safe: School Zone Safety Campaign

COVID-19 Update

In support of COVID-19 precautions, the main CPA office (620-9 Avenue SW) closed effective March 17, 2020. The Impound Lot (400-39 Ave SE) remains open with reduced hours 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 12noon - 4pm weekends. This may result in longer than usual wait times for customer service support. We thank you for your patience. Please remember payments can be made online from the safety and convenience of your home. 

CPA is enforcing physical distancing rules by requiring customers remain 6 feet apart and limiting the number of people in our lobby at one time. This means customers may be required to wait outside before gaining access to the lobby. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring all necessary documentation with you.The health and safety of our customers and employees remains 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.

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