Particularly in Saskatoon, their rules around parking are determined through their provincial legislation, the Traffic Bylaw No. 7200, and the Residential Parking Program Bylaw No. 7862. In order to manage and enforce these rules, a coordinated approaches is provided through parking services. The first service to mention is implementation of metered parking and maximum time limits that will manage the parking demand in commercial districts. Another enforcement is in the management of parking demand in residential areas through a program called Residential Parking Program. Another inclusion of services is to enforce all parking related matters of the Traffic Bylaw that covers patrols, ticketing and seizures of vehicles. In order to facilitate business and development, service is given also in way of administering temporary parking reservations. Another last service to mention which is still of importance is the provision of various permit programs that will accommodate the parking needs of residents, visitors and businesses.
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. Thus no need to pay on Sundays or on statutory holidays outside the mentioned hours.
In Saskatoon, payment of parking is made easy through their flexparking system. 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 aware though that even while you are driving, your session is continuing.
Payments of flex parking stations can be done by paying in coins, credit cards, city parking cards, and app payments.
Payment through an app has been mentioned above, and this method makes it easy for you in your parking needs. The procedure of going to a flexparking station to pay for your public parking is eliminated by this method since you just make the payment using your smartphone. 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.
When you park in public areas that are considered busy areas, the amount of time is limited to a certain maximum depending on the location where you are parking. In high traffic areas, it is good to watch for signs, since these limitations are made to have a continuous availability of space. 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.