Starting Monday at 7 a.m., a 24-hour parking ban will be in place on all Green Routes in Red Deer for residential snow clearing.
Green Routes are the higher-use residential roads, such as collector roads, transit routes, and school zones. Under the new pilot Snow & Ice Control Program, residential clearing operations will be 24/7, as crews work around-the-clock to restore mobility and improve accessibility within seven days.
The parking ban will remain in effect until after a Green Route is plowed, snow is removed and the ‘no parking’ signs are collected.
“By extending our residential snow clearing operations to include the overnight hours, we are able to restore mobility to Green Routes faster than ever before,” said Greg Sikora, Parks and Public Works Manager. “Our crews can move even quicker if everyone complies with the parking ban, and moves their vehicles when their street is signed.”
During the Green Route parking ban, residents are asked to park off-street (i.e. driveway or garage) or find a nearby Grey Route to park on. Residents can confirm their street’s route colour as well as find nearby parking options by using the snow mapping tool at reddeer.ca/snowmap.
In addition to no-parking signs, residents can find out if their street is scheduled to be plowed by visiting reddeer.ca/snow, following The City’s social media, or signing up for Notify Red Deer to stay in-the-know about The City’s current snow operations.
City crews will be starting in the neighbourhoods of Clearview and Garden Heights, then moving south through the southeast quadrant, to the northwest, and finishing in the southwest until all Green Routes in The City have been completed. A map and schedule is available at reddeer.ca/snow.