NEW GLASGOW – A new brochure by the Town of New Glasgow attempts to clarify misperceptions about the availability of parking in the downtown area, a press release from the town says.
The brochure outlines free and metered parking options for customers.
It mentions that there are two free parking lots, one at Glasgow Square and one next to Bridgeview Square and the New Glasgow Farmers Market dome, just a two-minute walk from Provost Street that provide more than 200 spaces.
Disabled and reserved parking and loading zones are also clearly marked. These spaces are reserved for those that require them or to enable service to businesses.
“We have often heard misperceptions about parking in downtown so we thought a brochure would be a helpful tool to provide accurate information for visitors, customers and businesses,” said Geralyn Macdonald, director of community economic development for the Town of New Glasgow.
“Employers are asked to encourage their employees to park in areas that are not prime spots for customers and to support the local economy and their peers and neighbours by doing so,” said Const. Ken MacDonald, community policing officer for New Glasgow Regional Police Service.
“The goal of the parking enforcement officer is to help keep traffic flowing so that parking can be available for many visitors and customers in downtown New Glasgow. We hope the brochure will also better educate visitors to the downtown about the free parking available for their convenience.”
The brochures are available on the Town of New Glasgow web site, www.newglasgow.ca, the town’s Facebook page as well as at Town Hall and at local businesses.
It also includes a map, which outlines both free parking and metered parking availability as well as a list of seven recently installed free WiFi hot spots in the downtown core.