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Lethbridge Branch Lunch & Learn: Parking Meter Replacement Project

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Register by October 19, 2018

There are over 1,526 metered parking stalls and approximately 396 unmetered/time restricted parking stalls in downtown Lethbridge. Most of the parking meters have reached or exceeded their lifespan and maintenance of the current parking meters continues to be a growing challenge.

An upgrade of the system was needed to fulfill the changing needs of the users as well as to improve the efficiency of Parking Operations. Walker Parking Consultants were retained to undertake a technical study and provide evaluation and recommendation with regards to the parking technology for Lethbridge. Also, a number of internal Technical Committee meetings, review meetings with external stake holders, and two public engagement sessions were undertaken as part of this project. Based on the results of the technical study and evaluation, and stakeholder and public inputs, a hybrid option consisting of Pay-by-Plate Multi-Space Machines (MSMs) with License Plate Recognition (LPR) enforcement and Single Space Smart Meters (SSSMs) at accessible parking spaces and isolated locations w/foot patrol enforcement was recommended and installation is currently in progress. Newer payment methods such as pay by credit card, pay by cell phone are also planned to be implemented with this change. 

This presentation will provide an overview of the process with particular emphasis on technology options and public and stakeholder engagement.

About the Presenter

Dr. Ahmed Ali, P.Eng. is currently the Transportation Engineering Manager at the City of Lethbridge, Alberta. In this role, he manages transportation planning and City's traffic and parking operations. Ahmed is a Professional Engineer registered in Alberta and the State of Maryland. He is also a professional traffic operations engineer. Prior to moving to Lethbridge in January 2009, Ahmed worked for Watt Consulting Group in Calgary and Parsons Brinckerhoff International in the Middle East.


Luigi's Steakhouse

1119 Mayor Magrath Dr S

Lethbridge, AB


October 23, 2018


11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - Registration
11:45 a.m. - Lunch

12:00 p.m. - Presentation


Dr. Ahmed Ali, P.Eng.



Registration Deadline

October 19, 2018

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