City fixes Lansdowne parking signs after error

The City of Ottawa has fixed what it called an unfortunate error after workers added new one-hour parking signs without removing the old signs with conflicting information.

Resident says mistake doesn't inspire confidence in city's plans to deal with parking in area

Conflicting signs and hidden fire hydrants among parking pitfalls near Lansdowne Park. 3:18

The City of Ottawa has fixed what it called an unfortunate error after workers added new one-hour parking signs without removing the old signs with conflicting information.

The city had posted signs with new parking limits without taking down the old signs, leading to confusion. (CBC)
Residents living on Holmwood, O’Connor and Adelaide had petitioned the city to change parking on their streets to a one hour maximum  from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., according to traffic services manager Phil Landry.

"Unfortunately, when the signage was changed for the new regulation, a couple of the old three hour parking signs were not removed. City Staff have now investigated and corrected this error," Landry said in an email to CBC News.

The city became aware of the issue after CBC News contacted them for comment after residents complained about the conflicting signs.

O'Connor Street resident Tim McCarthy said the mistake doesn't inspire confidence the city will be able to manage ongoing parking issues near Lansdowne Park.

"The city doesn't care about us," said McCarthy.

He predicts that kind of mistake will cause big problems on Friday when fans are scrambling to find parking near Lansdowne.

There are also additional special restrictions along Holmwood due to the construction on the south side of the street. Parking is only permitted on Holmwood between 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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