Can't remember when to move your car for street sweeping? Sign-up at the city of Boston website and they'll notify you.
While you may already use the system, there are now some new features to help make your life even easier.
- Year-round reminders, because night-time sweeping never sleeps?
- Alerts for all those temporary "No Parking" signs that pop-up to make way for moving trucks, construction, or special events?
- An online search feature or way to pre-register to be notified if your car is towed?
Those who signed-up for street-sweeping reminders got the following details:
"We would like to inform you of five new features recently added to the City of Boston's street-sweeping reminder system:
- Earlier reminder options. No-Tow reminders have always been sent at 5pm, which is later than several of you said you leave from work. Now you can get your No-Tow reminders at 7am or 2pm or the default 5pm, whichever you prefer.
- Street-occupancy alerts. You know those temporary "no parking" signs that appear in your neighborhood? You can now get alerts for those signs as they go up on your street. Alerts are sent the day before street occupancy permits go into effect, and are conveniently included in the same email as your street sweeping reminders. To register, visit the street occupancy lookup and enter your street-name to get started.
- Towing alerts. For when your car actually does get towed, you can now search for the car's location online, or be notified of the tow by registering for Towing Alerts from cityofboston.gov with your email address and license plates.
- Year-round reminders. While morning and afternoon sweeping won't get you a parking ticket in the wintertime, nighttime sweeping will. No-tow reminders are now sent year-round to keep you alerted of overnight parking restrictions whenever they are in effect.
- Improved lookup. The street-sweeping lookup at cityofboston.gov now lists upcoming-dates when streets are next scheduled for sweeping, to help with the mental feat of predicting when exactly is the 3rd Wednesday or 4th Tuesday when you'll next have to move your car."
Learn more at http://www.cityofboston.gov/
Writer: Ed Cherubino
Photos: © 2010 Penny Cherubino