Friday, January 11, 2013

Snow Route Parking Ban called for January 11, 2013

The City of Calgary is under a Snow Route Parking Ban as of 6 a.m. this morning. All citizens were advised to remove vehicles from designated Snow Routes as of 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, or would be subject to enforcement upon the Parking Ban Declaration.

Snow Routes include major roadways, collector roads and most bus routes. They are marked by blue signs with a white snowflake icon. A map and full list of Snow Route locations is available online at 

When a Snow Route Parking Ban is declared, City crews are able to clear roadways curb to curb due to the removal of on-street parked vehicles. Particularly with heavy snowfalls, a Snow Route Parking Ban Declaration can increase the efficiency of how a roadway is cleared by 30 per cent. Without a Parking Ban, City crews are forced to weave through vehicles and other on-street obstacles.

Snow Route parking bans help us clear the snow from major traffic routes more effectively and start snow clearing residential routes sooner. This benefits all Calgarians and helps make travel safer for everyone during the winter months.

The City would like to thank citizens for their cooperation in keeping Calgary’s roads safe this winter.

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