Councilmembers Push for Street Sweeping Notification System
[Columbus, OH] Building
on Columbus’ reputation of being a “Smart City,” residents and businesses are
now able to sign up for street sweeping reminders online.
public streets are swept citywide. The primary purpose of street sweeping is to
remove dirt, litter and debris from curbs and prevent those materials from
being washed into storm sewers.
many neighborhoods, permanent signs identify street sweeping parking
restrictions. Residents and visitors are required to check signs carefully and
adhere to the posted schedule. Vehicles not moved on sweeping days are
impounded and towed at the owner’s expense.
have received numerous calls from residents frustrated about vehicles being
towed or not knowing of street sweeping time periods,” said Councilmember
Michael Stinziano. “As Chair of Council’s Technology Committee, I saw an
opportunity to collaborate on a common sense notification system with the
Department of Public Service and their street sweeping fleet.”
Department of Public Service tool allows people to enter their street address
to find out when street sweepers are next scheduled to visit their neighborhood.
This resource is similar to the online tool the department uses to provide
trash, yard-waste and recycling collection dates.
can receive notifications by email, phone or calendar invite.
was happy to work together with Councilmember Stinziano as well as the
Departments of Public Service and Technology to implement this notification
system, saving residents a trip to the impound lot while continuing to provide
this critical City service,” said Councilmember Shannon Hardin, chair of the
Public Service and Transportation Committee.
learn more or sign up for street sweeping reminders, visit https://www.columbus.gov/publicservice/streets/Street-Sweeping/