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City Offers Text Message Street Sweeping Reminders

The recently launched tool can help residents avoid parking tickets.

A new city program will allow Evanston residents to receive text message or email alerts to remind them when street sweeping is scheduled on their block.

The recently launched tool will message users one to two days in advance of a scheduled street cleaning, potentially helping people who park their vehicles on the street to avoid costly parking tickets.

“This simple alert system will allow residents to be better informed of street sweeping in their area and help give them ample warning to move their cars,” said Evanston Parking and Revenue Manager Rickey Voss, according to a post on the City of Evanston website.

Residents can sign up through the city’s website by using an online map to determine their street cleaning district and then submitting their cell phone number or email address.

Evanston’s street sweeping season lasts from April 2 to November 30.

The city already offers an emergency text message and email alert service, created to "notify residents about imminent threats to health and safety".

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Andrea Kha April 09, 2012 at 11:21 PM
simple alert system will allow residents to be better informed of street sweeping in their area .
annie April 10, 2012 at 01:24 AM
This is a great idea!
mij April 11, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Reading the SIGNS posted on the posts next to the street also works well
annie April 11, 2012 at 05:12 PM
I agree with reading the signs.....but great to get a reminder too via text. If it was done every week, it would be even easier to remember. But they don't, so its hard to remember. I like the text idea the best.
maxiealioto August 01, 2012 at 11:59 AM
It’s time for Street Sweeping. The work is never ending task this is what I think and so be careful on to those pull away signs. Street Clean- http://www.theroadcleaners.com/

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