P.E.I.: Mom Wants Reserved Parking for Pregnant Women, Parents with Young Children

Update:

IKEA believes in Family Parking
IKEA believes in Family Parking

 

In addition to reserved parking for expectant mothers, IKEA also has reserved parking for Hybrid Vehicles
In addition to reserved parking for expectant mothers, IKEA also has reserved parking for Hybrid Vehicles

 

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IKEA and Babies R US already have reserved parking spots for expectant mothers
IKEA and Babies R US already have reserved parking spots for expectant mothers

Charlottetown council to be asked for reserve parking spots downtown for pregnant women and parents with young children.

Charlottetown could be the first place in Canada to get city-designated parking spaces in the downtown core reserved for pregnant women and parents with young children if Angela Court has her way.

The 30-year-old mother called up city councillor Edward Rice on Monday, from her home in the Prince Edward Island capital, suggesting the idea for the reserved parking spots.

“I brought it up simply because it hasn’t been feasible for me to go downtown, having an infant in the car seat, screaming, unhappy and miserable,” she said.

Court said she prefers to shop at big box stores such as Walmart that are not in the downtown core because they offer parking spaces for mothers with small children.

If a parking lot was large enough, why not have reserved parking for grandparents
If a parking lot was large enough, why not have reserved parking for grandparents

“It’s not nice circling around looking for parking when you have a child in the car who is unhappy about being in a car seat,” she said.

Court added that she has unpleasant memories of having to go downtown with her daughter Abigail, now almost a year old, in the car seat, for doctor’s appointments.

“She would be crying and I’d be singing her ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star’ to get her to calm down, while circling around the parking lot looking for a space and making her upset for a longer period of time,” Court said.

Rice, along with several other councillors, have been supportive so far and he said he plans bring the idea to the police committee and council. If it passes, he said it could take as little as a month to begin implementing it.

Rice said the spaces could be painted pink to distinguish them from the blue ones reserved for those with disability parking permits. He added that he would imagine it would be enforced under city parking bylaws.

“It’s a good thing for motherhood and promoting businesses in the downtown core. I don’t think we’ll meet much objection,” he said.

Parking for New & Expecting Mothers
Parking for New & Expecting Mothers
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6 comments

  1. Hello, all is going fine here and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that’s genuinely excellent, keep up writing.

  2. They make those signs for any brand of car as well, or anything you want printed on them. Ikea has them for Hybrid Vehicles Only too.

    I think it makes sense when a maternity store puts up its own informal “expectant mothers” spot sign. It’s OK if a community decides that everyone different gets their own parking spot, but the thousands of bylaws really confuse visitors. If you park in my community, but leave the car running for over 3 minutes, you get a 100$ fine, but not if you park where I work. With more bylaws, if a tourist from Stratford P.E.I. tries to park, they won’t know how in Charlottetown.

    Isn’t driving “while circling around…singing twinkle-twinkle little star” to a “screaming, unhappy, and miserable child” distracting? Is that legal?

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