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The District of West Kelowna has received several public inquiries regarding parking on Brown Road with safety concerns being raised.
The District's Engineering Services Department has reviewed parking and vehicular activity on Brown Road, observing the site and measuring the width of the road features (eg. travel lanes, parking lanes, etc.) in the area.
The road has been found to be of a standard that can safely accommodate both the travel lanes and the on-street parking currently allowed. This road is actually wider than many other local road facilities where parking is permitted on both sides. The District, therefore, does not consider that any changes to the traffic/parking control are warranted at this time.
The District makes every effort to approach these issues on a consistent basis throughout the community, in consideration of traffic safety and the related needs to accommodate issues such as traffic calming, on-street parking and pedestrian facilities.
District staff will continue to monitor this location periodically to ensure the road functions in an appropriate and safe manner.