City of Calgary announces residential street sweeping to start on Monday, April 19
If you see the sign, you know the time…
As the last of the ice on Calgary’s roadways has melted away, The City of Calgary is announcing the start of our annual Spring Clean-up program, or street sweeping. Residential neighbourhoods will begin to see sweeping signs in their communities later this weekend as the program prepares for a Monday morning start.
“Residential street sweeping will start on Monday, April 19 and the program runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.” says Chris McGeachy, spokesperson for Calgary Roads. “We’d like to thank citizens for their cooperation in removing vehicles from the roadway during street sweeping parking bans. Please ensure your vehicle is removed from the street during the ban so our sweepers can clean the roadway.”
Residential street sweeping is an important annual program that removes debris that has accumulated on the road during the winter months. This debris is removed by street sweepers, which make multiple passes, to prevent it from entering our city’s stormwater system and increases safety on the road for all users.
This year, things return to normal from an enforcement perspective. Calgary Parking Authority will be supporting Roads during Spring Clean-up. “During street sweeping the Calgary Parking Authority uses our automated vehicles, or camera cars, because they are a quick and efficient way to enforce street sweeping parking bans,” says Todd Sullivan, Coordinator of Parking Safety & Compliance for Calgary Parking Authority. “It’s a good reminder that if you don’t move your vehicle, you won’t see a ticket on the windshields, it will come in the mail.”
Sullivan reminds Calgarians: “If you are working from home, it is still necessary to get your car off the road and onto a driveway, into a garage, a back alley or laneway or a surface lot. It is important to remember to check with owners of private surface lots before parking your vehicles there."
The City offers many ways to ensure you are informed of street sweeping operations in your community. Along with community signs, Calgary.ca/sweep provides an address lookup, signup for e-mail and text notifications and a new virtual assistant who can help answer questions you may have about the street sweeping program.
“We encourage everyone to visit Calgary.ca/sweep, as it’s a great resource for information on our street sweeping program and offers opportunities to sign up for automated notifications for street sweeping in your community and ask our new virtual assistant questions about the program,” says McGeachy.
Residential street sweeping is expected to continue through June 2021.
- The City’s Annual Spring Clean-up budget is $9.8 million.
- The City sweeps more than 16,000 lane kilometres of roadway.
- Residential sweeping begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 19 and is expected to continue Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no sweeping on statutory holidays) through the end of June.
- The City’s sweeping program is supported by Calgary Parking Authority.
- More information can be found on Calgary.ca/sweep