Curbside Pick-up Zones

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Peterborough, ON - To support local businesses during the provincewide shutdown, the City of Peterborough is setting up curbside pick-up zones in the downtown.

Signs will be installed to designate areas as a “15-minute curbside pickup zone”.  Each block in downtown Peterborough will have a zone on both sides of the street. 

During the shutdown, more customers are making quick stops for curbside pick-up, for shopping and dining rather than visits that require longer-term parking. The pick-up zones will ensure convenient, high-turnover parking access for customers.

"Local businesses are the backbone of our community and it's important that we support them, especially during this challenging time" said Mayor Diane Therrien.

To ensure curbside pick-up zones are available for customers to conveniently access businesses, a maximum time limit of 15 minutes will be enforced.

Drivers using the new curbside pick-up zones will not have to pay for parking in these zones as long as they comply with the 15 minute time limit.

While stopped, drivers should turn off their vehicle in order to avoid idling as required under the City’s anti-idling by-law.

Parking longer than the 15 minute window could result in a parking ticket with  a fine of $25.

Existing commercial loading zones, accessible parking spaces, bus stops and no-parking zones adjacent to intersections will be maintained and drivers are reminded that enforcement of existing parking restrictions in these areas will continue. These spaces are not to be used for regular parking or for curbside pick-up zones.

The City will continue to monitor parking requirements and make adjustments if necessary.

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For additional information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Sharron Hayton, Customer Service Coordinator

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 1868