Photos & Video: New City Hall Car Park System

August 17, 2016

The Corporation of Hamilton says the new City Hall Car Park paid barrier system will be operational from August 22nd, and held a press briefing yesterday to provide an overview of the new system.

A spokesperson previously said, “The City of Hamilton wishes to advise the public that City Hall Car Park will be fully operational as a paid barrier system car park from Monday August 22nd, with a soft opening on Sunday August 21st where motorists can use the system for free.

“The rates for parking will be $2.00 per hour for a maximum of 3 hours. Extra tariff charges apply after the 3-hour maximum limit, to discourage motorists from overstaying the limit.

“It is the City’s hope that this car park be used as intended, for stays up to 3 hours and that the higher tariffs will serve as an incentive to do so. Motorists who stay within the 3 hour limit are not impacted in any way by the higher tariffs.”

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Use Of City Hall Car Park Effective August 22, 2016:

  • 1. Press button at entry for entry ticket. Barrier arm will raise. Right turn only upon entry
  • 2. Park car. Store entry ticket in safe place.
  • 3. Pay before exit. There is no payment at exit. Scan entry ticket and pay as directed by machine. Receive exit ticket. Return to car and drive to exit.
  • 4. Scan exit ticket at exit gate. Barrier arm will raise. Exit car park.
  • City Hall Car Park is 3-hour parking.
  • Tariff for overstaying 3 hours is $10 extra.
  • Tariff for overstaying 4 hours is an additional $65.
  • Tariff for lost ticket is $81.

City Hall Car Park Bermuda August 16 2016

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  1. AngelFromBermy says:

    So an easy park can’t be used here at all than. Wouldn’t know how to connect that together with the machine to let you out.

    • Point boy says:

      If you still can’t see what the plan is, then stay home: or park Bulls Head.

      The Mayor is back! (Good)!!

      Got to make some money back after those clowns.

    • Onlooker says:

      Yes that as been a concern for me too. Could the COH provide a response to the question of easy park in this new system?

    • I guess de $18 million investigation is swept under de carpet like JetGate.
      Oh my bad, they’re putting their effort in Dr. Reedy.

    • Video watcher says:

      If you watch the video, the third gentleman who speaks mentions they are still working on Easy Park integration (app first and device second). It’s not going to be ready right away.

  2. template says:

    Couldn’t be easier. Good work.

  3. Smh says:

    All I want to know is why did you make the car park exit/sidewalk protrude out into the road in Victoria street!!? It is now a hazard because you have two lanes of traffic after the speed bump and then as soon as you get by the car park exit there’s this big chunk of sidewalk reducing the road to just one. Why would you choke the road? It makes no sense to me.

    • sage says:

      On the other side, Vesely street, those curbs end flush with the cycle parking bays not a foot out in the road, I was wondering the same thing, but they have narrowed the road at the end of Princess street and removed parking spots with all the alfresco sidewalk extensions so…

    • PBanks says:

      Seems like a move to make that part of Victoria a single-lane street as a side-effect. Which again, could possibly contribute to even more traffic backup during rush hour

      • Legalgal says:

        Going to be total gridlock both indside and outside. Only one entry and exit. Slowed by this old system. All because Enforcement wouldn’t do their job ticketing the chancers. How much has this cost?

        How do we use our Easypark?

        Shame for the businesses in town.

        • Glowstick Tracker says:

          Clearly another glowstick comment.
          There are two entry lanes off of Dismount drive and two exit lanes, one on Victoria and one on Wesley.
          Enforcement is a government issue they run the cops and they pass the laws. The city can only do what they can under the laws the government create. The tickets are not an enforcement as 80%+ are not paid and the BPS/Courts/ Government cannot arrange a party in a brewery.
          Hence the need to spend well over a hundred thousand dollars to do what one small change in the law can do for free.

    • JohnBoy says:

      Yup I said the same thing!

    • Glowstick Tracker says:

      You have identified the problem – you thinking there are two lanes of traffic flowing west from the speed bump.
      There is only ONE lane – Yes it splits left and right at the end of the street but there is only ONE lane.
      The protruding of the sidewalk is to provide a clear line of sight that drivers should have to oncoming traffic and still allow the cycles to park.
      The fact that a considerable amount of motorists double park, park on double yellow lines etc. in that area does not change it to one way one lane.
      HINT- if two cars cannot pass easily side by side without one pulling over then you should get the point.

  4. Lee says:

    Just out of curiosity. If I enter the parking lot and drive around for 5 mins looking for a spot to no avail, would there be an issue when I try to exit the lot, having paid nothing?

    • Donna says:

      Excellent question! Because you haven’t made use of the car park if you cannot park. So, can anyone answer that question?

    • serengeti says:

      0-10 minutes is free.

      • Triangle Drifter says:

        If full no sitting around waiting for somebody to leave. Do that for more than 10 minutes & you will pay the hour minimum.

        • serengeti says:

          That’s right. If you don’t find a space right away you need to head for the exit. Or you pay $2.

  5. Triangle Drifter says:

    The system is a little clunky but doable. Most city carparks used issue ticket at arrival gate, which opens the gate if there is a gate. On departure the ticket is scanned & amount due is displayed. Make payment & the gate opens.

    BWI parking garage has a system of drive in, no gate. Park. Get ticket from machine as you enter terminal. Come back to machine. Pay. You now have 15 minutes to get to your car & get out of garage where your paid ticket is scanned to open gate. 1 piece of paper.

  6. Gustav says:

    It was Said that easy Park coole be usw das well.
    Now i am missing Any Information at all.
    Or was that info about the use of easy Park a Smoke grenate to Calm us down ?

    • Glowstick Tracker says:

      When you sober up you should read the various articles which as I understand them – easypark solution is ongoing and there is an expectation that there will be in place in the coming months.
      Most systems world wide do cash and card so this is a bit of a wild card.

  7. Hope says:

    Unfortunately this does not solve the issue of persons parking for over 3 hours in other car parks, or not paying for parking at all. All this will do is move those persons somewhere else.

    The only resolution to this is enforcement of parking tickets. I’ve heard rumours of people having hundreds of unpaid tickets…so really what is the point. Parking tickets should be tied to the licencing of your car at TCD, it really is that simple. Don’t pay your tickets and can’t licence your car. You could also allow each person access to an online statement retrievable at any time, so that if they do wish to argue a case against a ticket before their licencing date then they can do so.

  8. Y-Gurl says:

    here’s our brand new parking lot…OOps lets block off a third of it…we forgot to put a trench through the middle of it! damn fools!

    • Glowstick Tracker says:

      Well first you get a prize a glowstick.(see definition and you get the point)
      Now second the car is not new only the barrier system is new. the same old car park surface is there and will not be new for some time. Third updates occur while projects are on going and sometimes people plan for future issues outside of the original plan of the project. Clearly you make the changes BEFORE the thing goes into production. I understand it goes live Sunday coming. If you only make comment to complain about something you really don’t understand maybe an idea not to?

  9. Concerned says:

    Have to make up the missing 18 million somehow. Now citizens have to bear the cost…great

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