More than 30,000 street sweeping tickets handed out in Calgary this year

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A total of 30,192 tickets were handed out between April 18 and June 22 in connection with street cleaning operations in Calgary.  (CBC - image credit)
A total of 30,192 tickets were handed out between April 18 and June 22 in connection with street cleaning operations in Calgary. (CBC - image credit)

Tens of thousands of tickets related to street sweeping were handed out to Calgarians this year.

A total of 30,192 tickets were handed out between April 18 and June 22 in connection with street cleaning operations, according to the Calgary Parking Authority.

The fines associated with those tickets range from $80 to $120, depending on when the ticket is paid.

Chris McGeachy, spokesperson for the City of Calgary, said while the main part of street sweeping operations in communities wrapped up last Wednesday, crews will continue sweeping overnight along the city's main roads over the next week.

"This was an interesting year…a very significant rain event that did create a few shifts in our calendar, but we were able to get that sweeping completed before the end of June," said McGeachy.

"We were able to pivot very quickly and get the dates changed in our system and get notifications sent out. I think our crews did a really good job with signage this year."

He says crews are now shifting their focus toward summer maintenance operations, including pothole work and backlane repair.

Figures from the parking authority indicate last year there were 21,332 tickets handed out, the year before there were 8,801 — as minimal enforcement was requested by the city due to the pandemic.

In 2019 there were 36,453 tickets handed out.

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