It is through the provincial legislation, the Traffic Bylaw No. 7200, and the Residential Parking Program Bylaw No. 7862 that the rules in parking are determined in Saskatoon. The management and enforcement of these rules are approached in coordination with the guidance of parking services. The first service to mention is in the management of commercial areas parking demand using metered parking and maximum time limits. There is also management in the residential areas of their parking demand through the Residential Parking Program. Next enforcement would relate to the parking concerns under the Traffic Bylaw, and these are patrols, ticketing and vehicle seizures. Administering temporary parking reservations is another enforcement that will help in the facilitation of business and development. Lastly, but not the least, enforcement is provided to meet the needs of visitors, businesses, and residents through different permit programs.
One example is by time metered in public parking of some areas from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Thus no need to pay on Sundays or on statutory holidays outside the mentioned hours.
Payment of parking in the city of Saskatoon is made easy through their system called flexparking. 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 cite an example, purchasing three hours of parking would mean from the start of parking in an area and you complete your errands in that area, your remaining hours can be used in other public areas until your bought session expires. Be aware though that even while you are driving, your session is continuing.
Flexparking stations accept mode of payments such as coins, credit cards, city parking cards, and payment through an app.
By paying through an app, parking needs are made easy and convenient. 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. The app has different features allowing users to enter and save many license plate numbers, print or view their receipts, and also make an extension of their present parking session.
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. It is also important that you keep an eye for signs as these limit your parking space to ensure a continuous space availability in busy areas. 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.