Jan 12, 2009

Parking & snow removal woes

Keeping the TTC streetcar tracks clear of parked cars is turning into a full-time job. From December 20, 2008 to January 4, 2009... 247 vehicles received a measly $60 parking ticket for blocking streetcars. 129 of those vehicles were later towed. TTC supervisors are working together with the Toronto Parking officers ensure the expedite vehicle removal. From my own personal experience most of these cars would not be parked directly on the tracks. Most of them would be over hanging from curbside parking. This would be caused from the curbs, not being cleared of snow.

Even though The City of Pickering may never have any streetcars they do have a solution. I am really surprised that a city like Toronto that is anti car did not implement this bylaw first.
BusPlowPlease be advised that effective December 1, 2008 vehicles will not be allowed to park on any road in Pickering between 2:00 am and 5:00 am. This restriction will remain in place until March 31, 2009.

This new parking regulation is designed to keep Pickering's streets clear of vehicles so that snow plow operators can clear away ice and snow quickly and easily during the overnight hours when there is less traffic volume. This new regulation will be in place every year from December 1 through to March 31.

In addition to this new restriction, vehicles are not permitted to be parked on the road at any time while the City's snow plow operators are clearing ice and snow. Please be advised that your vehicle may be ticketed at any time during snow clearing operations, not just when the plow is on your street. If a snowfall is forecast, it's a good idea to move your vehicle off the road.

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