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.
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".