Residential Parking Ban will be in effect starting Monday evening at 7:00 p.m
November 12, 2012
A residential parking ban has been declared, and plowing of residential streets will begin Monday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. to improve the overall condition of residential streets.
- Residents are urged to confirm their snow zone letter of the alphabet as some snow zones have been changed for this winter due to revisions to the garbage/recycling day schedule.
- Residents of snow zones D, F, I, M, N, R, V, are advised that their zone will be plowed starting at 7:00 p.m. Monday evening until 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.
- Starting at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, November 13, residents of snow zones E, H, K, O, S, U, will need to move their vehicles as plowing will be underway in those zones until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.
PLOWING AND RESIDENTIAL PARKING BAN SCHEDULE
Monday, Nov 12 - 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
D, F, I, M, N, R, V
Tuesday, Nov 13 - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
E, H, K, O, S, U
Residents are urged to visit http://knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or call 311 to confirm their residential snow zone letter of the alphabet, and to determine when their snow zone is scheduled to be plowed. The public is also encouraged to sign-up in advance for email or Twitter notifications through http://knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca to find out when designated snow zones are scheduled for plowing. Vehicles parked in violation of the residential parking ban may receive a $150 ticket ($75 if paid early), and may be towed to a nearby street that is not scheduled to be plowed or that has already been plowed. If you believe your vehicle may have been towed due to the residential parking ban, please contact 311 for assistance in locating it.
The Residential Parking Ban applies to specific snow zones across the city in 12-hour shifts that will start at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12 and continue to 7:00 a.m. Thursday, November 15. The schedule for plowing in affected snow zones will appear on the City’s website at http://knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca as of Monday morning, November 12 and automated Twitter messages and emails to subscribers will also begin at that time. The schedule will be updated daily during the residential street plowing operation and, when a residential plowing operation is underway, the City’s website will also display this information on a map showing those residential streets where the ban applies for the current and next shift.
"The new Residential Parking Ban is aimed at improving snow clearing on residential streets, and this is the first time the City is plowing residential streets under the new parking ban. Starting immediately, residents will need to know their snow zone letter of the alphabet to know when their residential street is scheduled for plowing so they can move their vehicle," says Ken Boyd, Manager of the City's Streets Maintenance Division. "When vehicles are parked in violation of the regulations, it impacts the snow clearing operation and no one wants to see streets only partially cleared due to parked vehicles in the way.”
For the residential streets that are scheduled, residents are urged to find an alternative place to park such as an off-street driveway or parking lot, or a nearby street that is not currently scheduled for plowing. This will help the plowing operation run smoothly and will prevent you from being ticketed and towed.
In 2011 City Council approved changes to improve Winnipeg’s winter parking bans to ensure even more timely and effective clearing of snow and ice from city streets. The most significant change is to the Residential Parking Ban which, when declared, will be in place around-the-clock and will apply in 12-hour shifts, day and night, to designated snow zones across the city.
Plowing operations commenced in accordance with the City Council-approved Snow Clearing and Ice Control Policy, which can be found online at http://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/Snow_Clearing_Policy/default.asp