HIGH RIVER, AB: The Town of High River has installed “no parking” signage along 4 Avenue S.W. between Macleod Trail and 1 Street S.W. This new signage will help to ensure drivers are not impeding traffic and parking only in the legally designated areas.
Fourth Avenue was designed with a pedestrian focus and is not meant to be a major thoroughfare across downtown. The street does not run in a straight line and has a slight jog in it. This acts as a traffic calming measure and increases the safety of pedestrians. As a result, many drivers are inadvertently parking in a driving lane, causing a safety hazard.
Effective immediately, Town of High River Bylaw officers and RCMP will be enforcing the new no parking areas and ticketing vehicles that are illegally parked.
Tickets will cost no less than $50 and could be up to $100 and can be paid at the Town Office located at 309B Macleod Trail S.W. Vehicles in violation may also be towed, with all costs to be paid by the owner. As the no parking areas are now well marked with signs, council has directed that enforcement be a priority with no warning tickets to be issued.
Fourth Avenue has limited parking (highlighted in red on the attached map) to access businesses and drivers are encouraged to park in the following alternate areas:
- Public parking lots:
o Behind the municipal office on Macleod Trail
o Expanded parking lot beside the Museum of the Highwood
o Corner of 1 Street and 6 Avenue S.W.
o Corner of 1 Street and Macleod Trail S.W.
- Street parking on 3, 5 and 6 Avenues S.W., as well as Macleod Trail and 1 Street S.W.
Drivers are strongly urged to check the new signage so they become aware of where it is legal to park their vehicles and which areas are either marked for handicapped parking or simply marked for no parking at all.