Driving & Carpooling

Driving and Carpooling

Heads Up Drivers

You're driving up to a crosswalk, playing with your stereo and haven't noticed that other vehicles have started to slow down. Heads up! Pay attention. Watch for vehicles slowing down; they could be yielding to pedestrians and cyclists. The City of Vernon reminds drivers to be alert for cyclists and pedestrians at all times and take extra caution in low light and poor weather. Both drivers, pedestrians and cyclists keep your heads-up, make eye contact and look out for each other.

Heads Up Drivers!

The City of Vernon’s Heads Up campaign is asking drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to keep their heads up as it is a shared responsibility to prevent collisions.

  • Be alert for pedestrians at all times, especially at intersections, crosswalks, downtown and even more so in low light or poor weather.
  • Pay attention. Avoid distractions like changing radio stations.
  • See and be seen. Make eye contact with pedestrians.
  • Watch for vehicles slowing down around you. They may be yielding to a pedestrian.
  • Heads up at intersections! Follow traffic lights, not the flashing hand or countdown signal. Pedestrian signals aren’t always timed to the light.
Carpool Parking

For those who are carpooling to travel to Kelowna or beyond, a signed carpool parking lot is available. The lot is located on College Way across the road from Okanagan College, Vernon Campus.

Please obtain an appropriate parking permit from the City of Vernon Bylaw clerk located at the Community Services Building, 3001 - 32 Avenue, Vernon BC. Permits are $10 (taxes included) per month beginning January 1, each year. Permits are not prorated.

School and Playground Signage Changes

The City of Vernon has adopted the Transportation Association of Canada’s (TAC) school and playground signing guidelines.  Please click on one of the following schools to see changes to their respective school zone and school area signage: Alexis Park Drive, Silver Star, Harwood, Beairsto, Ellison, Okanagan Landing and Mission Hill Elementary.