Snow Route parking restrictions are not a new concept. In fact, they are currently in effect in other cities like Edmonton and Lethbridge. By temporarily restricting vehicle parking on major roads and bus routes, the City can quickly and effectively remove snow from curb to curb.
Signs will indicate designated Snow Routes on expressways, most major roads and bus routes throughout the city.
The temporary parking restrictions will go into effect when Calgary experiences a snow event, a snowfall of over 5 cm that will result in the streets needing to be cleared. Vehicles must be removed from Priority 1 and 2 Snow Routes for 72 hours after a snow event is declared.
Snow Route parking restrictions will not only help The City remove snow from major traffic corridors more effectively, but will also enable crews to start snow clearing on Priority 3 and 4 routes faster.
Snow routes are the most effective and efficient way to remove snow. The resulting reduction in plowing time will benefit all Calgarians and improve travel safety this winter. We expect there may be issues that arise during the first few snow events and implementation of Snow Routes. If you encounter a problem, please call 311.
All communities in Ward 4 were designed with parking in mind. It should be rare that someone in Ward 4 is unable to park on his or her own property or back alley during a snow event.
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