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Want to enjoy Buntzen Lake? Free online parking system returns

BC Hydro will revive its free parking reservation system at Lake Buntzen next month.

BC Hydro said the system was installed last summer to ease peak traffic congestion.

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“Lake Buntzen is one of the Lower Mainland’s most popular outdoor areas with over 200,000 visitors each year, mostly during the summer months,” said Rick Glumac, MLA, Port Moody Coquitlam. said.

“The reservation system proved effective last year in eliminating long wait times for parking. Several new improvements will allow people to use the system again to plan their visits to Lake Buntzen.” It will be like this.”

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BC Hydro said it would use “significant learnings” discovered last summer to improve the system. For example, you can now access and use our reservation system from your mobile phone.

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Also, no-shows accounted for about 33% of total bookings last year, and BC Hydro is considering potential penalties for no-shows in iterations of the system.

The online booking system will be up and running from May 15th. Drivers can go to the online website and make reservations at 7am the day before their visit to Lake Buntzen. Reservations are tied to the vehicle license plate and mobile phone number and are non-transferable.

If you use the reservation system, please scan the QR code when entering.

Chris O’Riley said: “With these updates to our free booking system, we are confident that even more people will be able to access the Lake Buntzen car park this summer, ensuring that emergency vehicles and first responders can enter the site at all times.” ”, President and CEO of BC Hydro.

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