Parking Regulations

Parking regulations help maintain safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. Street parking is regulated by the Township of Langley Highway and Traffic Bylaw 2010 No. 4758 .

Recreational Vehicles

A recreational vehicle or trailer attached to a vehicle is not allowed to be parked for more than 48 hours in total in a calendar year on a street, and is not allowed to be used as a living accommodation.

Parking of recreational vehicles on private property is regulated by Section 107.6 of the Township’s Zoning Bylaw 1987 No. 2500 . In an “R” or single family residential “CD” zone, recreational vehicles (including motor homes, travel and tent trailers, campers, boats and associated trailers) may only be parked in a rear yard or that portion of a side yard located behind the front yard setback of a residence, except between April 1 and September 30 where a recreational vehicle may also be parked in the front yard driveway provided the recreational vehicle is parked not less than 1.6 m from the interior edge of the sidewalk or if there is no sidewalk, not less than 1.6 m from the edge of the pavement.

Parking Without Sign Regulations

Not all parking rules require signage, and increasing the number of signs can lead to confusion and increase distracted driving. Find out the parking rules  for parking on unsigned streets in the Township. Common parking regulations without a sign include:

Vehicles are not allowed to park within 5 metres of a community mailbox.

Vehicles are not allowed to park within 5 metres of a fire hydrant. The measurement is taken by drawing a straight line to the roadway, and then measuring 5 metres in either direction.

Parking is not allowed in front of or within 1 metre of either side of a driveway.

Vehicles are not allowed to park in any lane except an attended commercial vehicle actually loading or unloading and provided the vehicle is so placed as to leave 3 metres of unobstructed roadway for the passage of vehicles.

An intersection is where two roads meet. This includes roads, streets, and highways. A vehicle cannot park within 3 metres from the end of a curb return, at an intersection involving roadways having curbs, or within 8 metres of an intersection involving a roadway having no curb.

A boulevard is defined as the grass or gravel area between the curb lines or the shoulder of a roadway and the adjacent property line. Parking is not permitted on the boulevard, as it is Township property and needs to be well-maintained.

Vehicles are not allowed to park in the same location on a street for more than 72 hours.

Parking With Sign Regulations

Some parking rules will have signage that reflects the parking restriction. Common parking regulations with a sign include:

Your vehicle cannot be parked in the same area exceeding the time designated on the sign. Restricted parking signs are in effect year round, including statutory holidays unless otherwise posted. Time limited parking within the Township is regulated by an automated licence plate reader (ALPR).

Your vehicle cannot be parked in a signed no parking area. A break in the roadway caused by a driveway or lane does not end a restricted parking zone. A restricted parking zone ends at intersections or when the sign shows a 'one way' arrow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Typical parking restrictions are outlined in the Motor Vehicle Act, as well as the Township Highway and Traffic Bylaw No. 4758 , as follows:

  • 1 m or in front of a driveway
  • Within On a sidewalk
  • In an intersection or within 3 m of the end of a curb return
  • Within 8 m from an intersection on a roadway with no curbs
  • Within 5 m of a fire hydrant
  • Within 30 m before, or within 15 m beyond, the centre line of a marked crosswalk located mid-block between intersections
  • Within 6 m on the approach to a flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway
  • Within 6 m either side of the entrance or exit from a hotel, theatre, public meeting place, dance hall, fire hall, or playground in a rural area
  • Within 15 m of a railway crossing
  • Within 3.5 m of the centre of the roadway or in such a manner as to obstruct the free passage of traffic on the highway
  • On a paved shoulder or boulevard
  • Within 3 m of the entrance or exit to a lane
  • Within 5 m of a community mailbox
  • Within a distance of 21 m from the near side, or 8.5 m on the far side, of a sign for a bus stop
  • Where any sign or marking restricts parking

Parking is permitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking in front of a property is not reserved for the residents of that property.

Resident-only parking programs, where only residents of a neighbourhood can park on designated streets, do not exist in the Township at this time. Some streets in the Murrayville area around Langley Memorial Hospital have two-hour parking limits, to prevent all-day parking by external parties. These areas were implemented following significant support from existing residents.

No, there is no requirement for owners to provide off-street parking to their tenants. Legal parking on the street is permitted on a first-come, first-serve basis.