Officials with the City of Red Deer say it will now be easier to make a quick stop at your favourite downtown businesses with free, temporary parking available in 215 street parking stalls.
Starting July 5, drivers will notice one in every five meters covered with a bag that states, “FREE PARKING 2 HRS”. The meters are located throughout downtown, wherever metered parking exists.
The initiative is part of The City’s Leading Forward project, and aims to increase the vibrancy of downtown and strengthen the downtown economy by offering easier access to local businesses.
“By providing temporary free parking options, we hope to reduce barriers and encourage residents and visitors to visit downtown businesses and attractions more frequently,” said Erin Stuart, Inspections and Licensing Manager, in a press release. “Our goals include increasing vibrancy of the downtown core and demonstrating The City’s desire to support local businesses through their post-pandemic recovery.”