Revenues from user pay parking to be reinvested into transportation and parking infrastructure
Parking fees in Day Lots 1-5, are set to change effective on June 15. While Lots 4 and 5 hourly parking rate remains unchanged at $2.50, daily parking fees in Day Lots 1-3 will see an increase to $14 (from $12), and Day Lots 4 and 5 will increase to $8 (from $6). The hourly rates for Lots 1-3 will change to $3.00 (from $2.50).
In recognition of the challenges related to the transit job action, the monthly pass rate for Day Lots 1-3 and the Resident-Employee Parking Pass for Day Lots 4 and 5 will also remain unchanged at $72 and $36 respectively.
Revenues from Day Lot parking fees are reinvested into lot operations (snow clearing), maintenance, and capital investments such as EV Chargers, as well as the Community Transportation Initiative Fund (CTIF). The CTIF funds programs such as:
- Secure bike parking in the Village during the summer;
- Secure bike parking at the Whistler Public Library from March through November;
- Provides transit subsidies including the High school Transit Pass Pilot Program, the Spirit Transit Pass Benefit and reduced rates for monthly passes; and
- Provides funding towards transit network expansions – specifically, the Route 10-Valley Express, free summer weekend service, and active transportation infrastructure.
Future uses of the Community Transportation Initiative Fund will be reviewed when transit is once again operational.
User pay parking is an important tool for managing parking availability while ensuring a higher turnover of parking spaces. Parking lots 1-5 are managed by the Day Lot Operating Committee which provides input on parking rates, lot operation and maintenance, and reinvestment. This important partnership between the RMOW and Whistler Blackcomb has ensured the successful management of these parking lots.
“Funds invested into the CTIF from user pay parking on Day Lots 1-5 goes directly into funding local transportation initiatives and enhancing our active transportation networks,” said Mayor Jack Crompton. “It’s one of the important ways visitors to Whistler can invest in our Big Moves transportation goals and results in a more sustainable, healthier community. We are grateful for this partnership with Whistler Blackcomb.”
For parking and pass information visit whistler.ca/ParkingRates.