Every year Roads evaluates the Snow Route parking ban program
to identify areas of improvement and best build practices. This 2014-2015
winter season, Roads will be making changes to the Snow Routes to better
balance the need for on-street parking options and better align with Calgary
Transit’s bus routes.
The PDF below illustrates the changes to the Snow Routes in
Ward 6; please note that some segments have been removed and some have been
added. If a snow route is removed from the parking ban network, it will still
receive snow and ice control, however it will no longer benefit from
curb-to-curb snow removal that is possible when a parking ban is called.
New Snow Routes will be marked by blue and white snowflakes
signs. Affected residents will be notified of the changes by mailed letters and
Calgary.ca has been updated with details and maps.
For more information please visit Calgary.ca and search Snow Route parking bans.
SNIC_Map_by_Ward 6 2014-2015.pdf
This Year, Roads Department also took over maintaining the 7 Street cycle track from private contractors. They found that they can be much more efficient with their specialised equipment- sweepres and bobcats, compared to private contractors who did the work by hand. With their specialised equipment and staff already in the downtown, their costs are approximately 10% less per centimetre of snow.
You may also find the cycle tracks are cleared more quickly, this is because Roads clear major routes first, such as dowtown lanes, and remove snow from the cycle tracks at the same time as the adjacent lanes to keep costs down.
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