The Street Sweepers are back! Give ‘em room!
And, make sure you know when they will arrive at your car!
Boston’s “Daytime” Street Cleaning Program returned on April 1st, and that means paying attention to parking restrictions.
Changes to the Street Sweeping days in the South End, Allston/Brighton, Charlestown, East Boston, Roxbury, and South Boston:
"The Public Works Department will be implementing a new schedule of posted street sweeping days for many streets in the neighborhoods of Boston over the next two years beginning in the Spring of 2012. The goal of the alterations is to provide mechanical street sweeping services to more closely follow residential trash and recycling collection days. This new schedule will alleviate much of the litter generated by the weekly collection in a faster and more efficient manner. To view the new schedule, please visit our No-Tow page."
Now, let’s see, is this the first or second Tuesday of the month? And, on which side of the street did I park?
Wait! Relax. There is another way. Instead of trying to remember when to move your car for the street sweeper, let the City of Boston remind you. Sign-up for Street Sweeping Alerts now, and avoid headaches later.
Take a few minutes to check out the city’s website. You’ll find a complete series of services that’ll help you avoid a ticket, or worse. And, to make it even faster, we’ve listed links to prepare you for almost any car-related issue in Boston.
State Roads Also Have Restrictions
And, you also have to check the State Street Sweeping Schedule for Department of Conservation roads, like Day Boulevard, parts of Park Drive and Boylston Street. You'll find a complete list at that link.
Register for No-Tow™ email reminders/Street Sweeping Schedule Finder
Manage Your No-Tow Subscription
Parking Ticket Notification Service
Locate a Towed Vehicle
Street Occupancy Permit Finder & Alerts
Parking Your Car for Boston Marathon Weekend
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Words: Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2011 Penny Cherubino