It is through the provincial legislation, the Traffic Bylaw No. 7200, and the Residential Parking Program Bylaw No. 7862 that the rules in parking are determined in Saskatoon. The management and enforcement of these rules are approached in coordination with the guidance of parking services. One of these services is by managing parking demand in commercial districts with the aid of metered parking and maximum time limits. There is also management in the residential areas of their parking demand through the Residential Parking Program. The enforcement of all matters in relation to parking related incidents under the Traffic Bylaw that includes patrols, ticketing and seizing of vehicles. Another service is to administer temporary parking reservations that will facilitate business and development. There is also the service to accommodate the parking needs of residents, visitors and businesses with this last enforcement, but still of great importance, through different permit programs.
One situation where parking enforcement is implemented in public parking areas through metered time from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm from Monday to Saturday. Outside of those mentioned hours on Sundays and statutory holidays, there is no payment requirement.
With Saskatoon’s flex parking system, payment of their parking is made easy. You just buy parking from any of their flexparking station or by using an app, and your paid session is valid at any public parking space around Saskatoon.
To give an example, purchasing a three hour parking session would mean from the time you started in one area and complete your tasks there, if your session has still remaining hours, you can use it in other public parking areas until your session has expired. Be informed that your session is still taking effect even while you are driving on the road.
Flexparking stations accept mode of payments such as coins, credit cards, city parking cards, and payment through an app.
Parking in public areas is made hassle free by paying through an app. This is because you just pay directly from your smartphone and then you do not need to go to a flexparking station just to pay for your parking. Users of this app are allowed to enter and save multiple license plate numbers, print or view their receipts and extend their present parking session because of the features of the app.
There is a limit for a maximum amount of time if you park in public areas observed to be busy areas and also depending on the location where you parked. It is also important that you keep an eye for signs as these limit your parking space to ensure a continuous space availability in busy areas. In cases when you have reached your maximum limit and you need more time in that area, it is advisable that you move your car to another block.