Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Calgary Snow and Ice Control Changes

This winter has seen a significant and fundamental change to Calgary’s plowing operations through the Snow Route parking bans. The City is committed to reviewing the new processes and addressing concerns and feedback as the season progresses.

The first Snow Event that resulted in Snow Route parking bans occurred on December 4, 2011.  As promised, The City has listened to citizen feedback and concerns and combined that feedback with data collected from maintenance operations and the Calgary Parking Authority to determine areas where the Snow Route program could be improved.

You can expect to see the following actions taken:

Increased signage
  • Additional signage will be added to areas with overnight Snow Route parking bans in BRZ areas. 
  • Snow Route signage located in areas with “grid” road patterns will receive increased signage.  
  • Snow Route signage in all other areas will be reviewed on a request basis from feedback received from citizens as well as internal reviews to determine if extra signage is required.
“Hot-spot” area reviews
  • Seven Snow Route “hot-spots” were identified as areas that require initial review. These areas were identified based on a number of factors including limited parking alternatives, citizen feedback and discussions with the Calgary Parking Authority and area aldermen.
  • Snow Route “hot-spots” will be reviewed in the communities of Charleswood, Hillhurst, Renfrew, Kensington, Bankview, Elboya and Avenida.
  • Roads Administration will review these areas with the individual ward aldermen and with the impacted Community Associations.
The City will be communicating directly with those residents living on adjusted Snow Routes to inform them of any changes in their area.

Citizens can learn more about Snow Route parking bans by visiting www.calgary.ca/snow. There are a number of ways to stay informed about the status of parking bans in Calgary. Simply sign up for email alerts, download the new Road Conditions app, follow us on Twitter or “like” us on Facebook.

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