Surrey Council approves free parking on streets around Surrey Memorial Hospital and at City Hall Parkade

Doug McCallum
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AT Monday night’s regular council meeting, City Council unanimously approved two hours of free parking for on-street parking around Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) and at the City Hall Parkade. 
“I firmly believed that people visiting their loved ones at Surrey Memorial Hospital should not pay for parking, nor should our citizens have to pay to park their vehicles when conducting business at their “house,” which is City Hall,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “This was a promise that my team and I campaigned on and we have taken immediate action to deliver on it.”
With Council’s decision tonight, the 103 on-street pay parking spaces around SMH and up to 165 spaces for the public at the City Hall Parkade are free of charge for the first two hours for visitors. The two-hour time limit has been implemented in order to ensure that the spots are being utilized as intended and discourage external users, such as park-and-ride, from occupying the stalls for an extended length of time.