A simple solution for beach parking hours
I am writing to express my disappointment with the new parking signs at the Alymer Marina, specifically on rue Raoul-Roy prohibiting parking between 8am-8pm. We were playing volleyball until 8:05pm and returned to our vehicles to find parking tickets issued between 8:10pm-8:22pm. The city parking officer was still in the parking lot, and did not take into account that we honestly did not see the signs! We have been playing volleyball and parking in the same place since 2005 and have enjoyed many beautiful sunsets at the beach.
Nearby beach parking is important for the public, arriving with volleyball equipment, sailing equipment, picnic baskets, swimming gear & toys, and young families or people with reduced mobility, all leaving after sunset on warm summer nights. Ticketing these people leaving the beach at a reasonable time is a waste of city resources. It leaves this group of Alymerites saddened that the city has decided to punish us all because of rowdy individuals arriving at the beach at 8pm for late-night parties which have disturbed the residents.
For the city's consideration, a positive solution for the residents and for families leaving at 8:05pm would be to shift the hours to 9pm-9am instead.