Parking

Parking Changes ​Around Evergreen Extension Stations

With the opening of the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension, the City of Coquitlam has introduced parking options for commuters around SkyTrain stations, which include hundreds of new Park and Ride parking spots throughout Coquitlam’s City Centre.

New street parking regulations include timed parking restrictions and paid parking to ensure visitors and customers can still access parking for residential areas, local businesses, and civic centres.

Parking Regulation Maps

Below are ​parking ​regulations ​​maps for each station area​ that show the regulations in place. Over the next few months, the City will be monitoring on-street parking, including residential areas, to determine whether further parking changes are warranted.

A GIS map of the on-street pay parking and park-and-ride locations i​s available HERE (select "Transportation" followed by "Pay Parking" and/or "Parking and Ride locations.)

Regulation Hours

The parking regulations will be in effect Monday to Saturday. As posted, they will typically only be in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., which allows for overnight street parking for residents and their guests. Time and pay regulations are also not in effect on Sundays or statutory holidays.

The following highlights some of the parking changes that will be implemented.

Time restrictions will include:

  • Commercial frontages – Typically two to four hours on-street pay parking.
  • Recreational frontages – Typically four hour time-limited or pay parking.
  • Higher density residential frontages – Typically two to four hour time-limited parking.
  • Mixed commercial/residential frontages – Typically two to four hour on-street pay parking.
  • Civic/Institutional frontages – Typically two to four hour on-street pay parking.

Technology for Parking Enforcement

The City is now using Automated Licence Plate Reader (ALPR) units to monitor City-controlled parking areas in the City Centre, Burquitlam-Lougheed and other busy areas.

Mounted to Bylaw Services vehicles, the units photograph licence plates and use pattern-recognition software and encrypted cellular technology to identify if vehicles should be ticketed for not paying, for parking too long, or for another parking violation.

Signs are posted at pay stations in all areas monitored by ALPRs. Drivers who do not wish to have their vehicle information recorded should park elsewhere.

Information downloaded to the system is limited to plate numbers, location, date and time, and is collected in compliance with B.C.’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FIPPA).

Questions about how the information is stored or used, may be directed to Bylaw Services, at 604-927-7387 or bylaw_enforcement@coquitlam.ca

Park and Ride

Designated on-street Park and Ride stalls and City-owned Park and Ride lots will cost 75 cents - $1.00 per hour, capping out at a maximum of $3.75 per day. The following Park and Ride options are available in Coquitlam:

  • City-owned Park and Ride lot at the southeast intersection of Pinetree Way and Guildford Way, with approximately 100 stalls in the lot, and a further 50+ designated Park and Ride stalls on the adjacent streets (for Lafarge Lake-Douglas station).
    • FEE: This lot and the designated Park and Ride on-street parking stalls cost 75 cents - $1.00 an hour and a daily maximum of $3.75. Parking is free on Sundays
  • City-owned Lincoln Park and Ride lot, at the northwest corner of Lincoln Ave. and Westwood St., with approximately 100 stalls (nearest Lincoln Station).
    • FEE: This lot has a fee of 75 cents an hour and a daily maximum fee of $3.75. Parking is free on Sundays.
  • TransLink owned and operated Coquitlam Central Station, 2920 Barnet Highway (at Lougheed), with more than 1,000 stalls (for Coquitlam Central SkyTrain and West Coast Express stations) and includes approximately 350 new stalls added next to Rona.
    • FEE: ​This lot ​costs $3/day and is in effect seven days a week.

    At this time there is no Park and Ride facility in close proximity to the Burquitlam Station. The City is working with the YMCA and other potential partners in this area to explore opportunities that could facilitate future Park and Ride amenities.

For information on the Evergreen Extension, visit TransLink’s website at translink.ca/evergreen.

Those who have questions or concerns regarding parking ​around the Evergreen Extension stations may contact the Transportation Division of the Engineering and Public Works Department at parkingstrategy@coquitlam.ca.

New Parking Regulations FAQ

Please refer to this FAQ document for any questions you have about the parking regulations that are getting implemented ​around the Evergreen Extension stations.

Stay Connected

Stay up-to-date on the latest information and updates by subscribing to the Public Parking Management Strategy listserve.

Pay by Phone Information

  • Visit telepark.ca either through your computer at home or from your smart phone.
  • Click on 'Register for Telepark Services' from the list of options on the right hand side of the page.
  • Fill out all the required fields:  Mobile Phone Number, Vehicle License Plate, Province, Transaction Max Amount (the maximum amount you would want to pay if you forget to terminate your parking when you leave the lot), Email, Credit Card Number and Expiry Date.
  • Click Register
  • Start parking by calling 604-685-0950 and following the voice prompts.
  • To terminate parking you must call 604-685-0950 again.

Parking For Persons With Disabilities and Veterans

S.P.A.R.C. PlacardVehicles are exempt from parking fees in City lots when the vehicle displays a S.P.A.R.C. placard and is parked in a spot designated for persons with disabilities. If a designated spot is not available then regular parking fees apply. The City is currently monitoring the usage of these parking spots and will increase the number if warranted.

There are currently designated spots for persons with disabilities at the four City pay parking facilities:

  • City Centre Aquatic Complex - 6 designated parking spots, 2 drop off spots for persons with disabilities, and 3 designated spots for the physio clinic.
  • Evergreen Cultural Centre - 3 designated parking spots, 1 drop off spot for persons with disabilities.
  • Pinetree Community Centre - 4 designated parking spots, 1 drop off spot for persons with disabilities.
  • Lincoln/Westwood Parking Lot - 4 designated parking spots.

Parking is free at all times for vehicles displaying a veteran's license plate, but any relevant time restrictions would continue to apply. 

Parking Passes

A one year parking pass (from date of purchase) is available to Coquitlam residents for $24.00 and is valid for use at:

  • City Centre Aquatic Complex, Evergreen Cultural Centre and Pinetree Community Centre (exempts pass holder from parking fees, but maximum time restrictions on these lots would still apply).

Please note that this parking pass is not valid for on-street, pay and/or restricted parking.

Requirements 
You will need proof of residency, a vehicle registration, and a driver's license. Passes are non-refundable and can be purchased at the City Centre Aquatic Complex, Pinetree Community Centre, or at Revenue Services in City Hall.

Your pass shows your vehicle's license plate number. Passes may be transferred from one vehicle to another if the same license plate number, registered owner, and address applies to the new vehicle. If your license plate changes you will need to obtain a new pass. Transfer fee applies. You will also be required to surrender your old pass and provide insurance documents for the new vehicle.

Residential Parking Passes
The City will no longer develop resident parking permit zones. For those few areas that have historical resident parking permit zones, the City will continue to administer those zones until the majority of the residents in those zones indicate their desire to remove those zones.

How do I Question a Parking Ticket?

Parking enforcement is done by the City's Bylaws Division. A Bylaw Enforcement Notice issued by an officer can be paid online.

Parking in General

Free on-street parking for the temporary parking of vehicles, where provided, is a privilege granted to all road users. To facilitate the safe and efficient movement of emergency vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists on our public streets, the City has Bylaw regulations that restrict vehicles from parking too close to fire hydrants, intersections, crosswalks or driveways (refer to Parking Restrictions handout, summarizing key parking restrictions in Coquitlam). These regulations apply City-wide even when there are no signs and vehicles parked in restricted areas or in a prohibited manner may be subject to a fine and/or towed away. A complete copy of the City of Coquitlam’s Street & Traffic Bylaw can be found here.

Other Important ​Info

  • Vehicles parked on the sidewalk or overhanging the sidewalk are a risk to pedestrian safety. A pedestrian may have to enter onto the roadway to pass.
  • Angle parking is only permitted where road signs and paint markings indicate. In all other locations, including cul-de-sacs, parking must be parallel to the curb.
  • Storage of vehicles on the street for longer than 48 hours in not permitted. Vehicles must be moved regularly from on-street parking or parked on private property if they will not be moved within a 48 hour time frame.
  • Unattached trailers ​are not permitted to be parked on the street or boulevard. Trailers must remain attached to a vehicle capable of towing them or be parked on private property if not attached to a vehicle.
  • Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 4500 kg or more can only park in industrial zones in the City.

Engineering & Public Works
604-927-3500
parkingstrategy@coquitlam.ca