Traffic Safety Bylaw Update
Updated bylaw comes into effect June 1, 2023
On June 1, Beaumont's updated Traffic Safety Bylaw comes into effect. The bylaw covers parking, playground zones, vehicle idling, and other local traffic issues. It repeals and replaces three previous bylaws: the Idle-Free Bylaw, Heavy Vehicle and Dangerous Goods Bylaw, and the previous Traffic Safety Bylaw.
City Council approved the bylaw on January 24, 2023. Development of the bylaw included resident feedback from an online survey held in September and October, 2022. The key changes include new restrictions on RV parking and consolidating school zones with playground zones. The full bylaw is available online (PDF).
While most RV owners are responsible when they park their vehicle in Beaumont, the City often receives complaints during the summer regarding people leaving RVs parked on city streets for extended periods of time, which can interfere with neighbours' and other residents' use of the street and enjoyment of their neighbourhood. Under the new bylaw, an RV can only be parked on city streets for a maximum of 72 consecutive hours. After that time, the RV must be parked appropriately off the street or taken outside the city (e.g., camping or to a storage lot) for a minimum of 48 hours before it can be parked on a city street again.
Learn more about parking and storing RVs and trailers in Beaumont.
School and Playground Zones
School zones are being consolidated with playground zones so that the times when reduced speed limits apply are consistent. Additionally, children are often at school sites and fields after school hours. Effective June 1, the 30 km/h speed limit will apply between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in all zones. New signage will be installed in current school zones with the updated hours.
Bylaw Enforcement and Concerns
City of Beaumont Community Peace Officers generally use education in response to bylaw complaints and provide a warning for first instances. However, they have the discretion to issue fines for serious or repeated violations.
To discuss a bylaw concern, call Beaumont Municipal Enforcement’s 24/7 line: 780-851-9992.