Winnipeg Parking Authority recognized for �Park Smart' public education program

Released: July 31, 2015 at 3:05 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The International Parking Institute (IPI) recently recognized the Winnipeg Parking Authority with a Parking Matters Marketing and Communications Award for their �Park Smart� communication program at its conference on June 30, 2015.

The Park Smart communication program was created in 2012, as part of a growing understanding that enforcement alone does not always improve compliance. The Winnipeg Parking Authority developed a simple, low-cost program built around communication, education and safety.

In partnership with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and the Winnipeg Police Service, the Winnipeg Parking Authority began attending events throughout the City to illustrate why illegal parking may create problems and concerns, including causing serious delays or preventing access for emergency personnel and vehicles such as fire engines and ambulances.

The Winnipeg Parking Authority has distributed over 20,000 brochures to the public since the program's inception in 2012.

For additional information on the Park Smart program, visit Winnipeg Parking Authority - Park Smart.

This award continues the recognition of the Winnipeg Parking Authority as one of the top parking organizations in North America. Since its inception, the Winnipeg Parking Authority has been recognized with the following awards.

  • 2014 - IPI's Innovation in a Parking Operation or Program Award of Merit for the Towing Management System
  • 2010 - IPI's Parking Organization of the Year, Runner Up
  • 2010 - IPI's Parking Professional of the Year
  • 2010 - IPI's Parking Supervisor of the Year
  • 2008 - Manitoba Business Magazine's Top 50/100 Businesses in Manitoba
  • 2006 - International Downtown Association's Merit Award for Transportation (awarded jointly with Downtown Winnipeg BIZ)

The International Parking Institute is the largest and leading association of parking professionals in the parking industry, with memberships in over 40 countries worldwide.

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