Parking Space Provisions (Sec. 106)

106.

(1)

A motor vehicle parking space must have:

   

(a)

a minimum width of 2.6 metres and a maximum width of 2.75 metres; and

   

(b)

a minimum length of 5.2 metres, except for parallel parking where a minimum length of 6.7 metres is required.

 

(2)

Despite subsection (1), disabled parking spaces must comply with the provisions of the City of Ottawa Traffic and Parking By-law.

 

(3)

Despite subsection (1), parking spaces, other than a visitor and parallel parking spaces, may be reduced in size for the following cases:

   

(a)

up to 40% of the required parking spaces may be reduced to a minimum width of 2.4 metres and a minimum length of 4.6 metres;

     

(i)

where the parking spaces are located in a parking lot or parking garage containing more than 20 spaces, and

     

(ii)

provided any reduced length space is clearly identified for small cars only;

   

(b)

up to 50% of the required and provided parking spaces may be reduced to a minimum width of 2.4 metres:

     

(i)

where 50 or more spaces are required for a broadcasting studio, heavy industrial use, light industrial use, office, post secondary educational institution, production studio, research and development centre and technology industry; and

     

(ii)

for an apartment dwelling, low rise, an apartment dwelling mid-high rise or a mixed use building containing up to 20 dwelling units;

   

(c)

up to 100% of the provided parking spaces for a rapid transit network, including a park and ride facility may be reduced to a minimum width of 2.4 metres. (By-law 2012-334)

 

(4)

Despite subsection (3), where a parking space is located abutting or near a wall, column or other similar surface that obstructs the opening of the doors of a parked vehicle or limits access to a parking space, that parking space must have a minimum width of 2.6 metres.

 

(5)

Despite subsection (1), a parking space complying with the provisions of the section may be divided into two spaces for small vehicles provided:

(a)

the parking space is not parking required by this by-law;

(b)

each of the two small vehicle spaces created has direct access to an aisle or a driveway, and

(c)

no more than 5% of total number of parking spaces are divided into spaces for small vehicles.

   
(d)
 the parking space must be located in a parking lot. (By-law 2008-462)