Calgary provides 15 minute free parking to encourage local shopping

Any parking periods that pass 15 minutes in length will result in a ticket

The City of Calgary is encouraging residents to buy from local businesses this holiday season.

To help, officials have announced the ability for shoppers to park their vehicles for free for 15 minutes.

Effective Nov. 27, Calgarians will be able to park for 15-minute periods on the street in the city's business improvement areas and business revitalization zones.

All parking sessions must be registered in advance and drivers must remember to end their session within the 15-minute time frame.

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