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Street sweeping enforcement to resume in Boston starting August 10

The City of Boston and the Public Works Department today announced that ticketing enforcement during street sweeping operations will resume on Monday, August 10th. 

The City of Boston and the Public Works Department today announced that ticketing enforcement during street sweeping operations will resume on Monday, August 10th. As part of the announcement, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will not tow vehicles until further notice. However, tickets will be issued to those in violation of street sweeping rules starting August 10. Residents can sign up for street sweeping alerts at Parked cars will be given courtesy flyers in ten different languages reminding residents of street sweeping.

"As we continue to support a cautious and phased approach to reopening Boston, we are asking residents to move their vehicles during designated street sweeping hours to allow our Public Works crews to thoroughly clean our neighborhood streets," said Chief of Streets Chris Osgood. "We know this may be a change in schedule for some of our residents, and we greatly appreciate everyone's cooperation to ensure our streets remain clean during these challenging times."      

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was made in March to stop towing and ticketing during street sweeping operations. This measure encouraged residents to travel less and comply with social distancing recommendations. While the street sweeping program has continued citywide, residents were not required to move their vehicles during designated street sweeping hours.

Failure to move a vehicle during posted street sweeping hours results in a $40 fine, $90 in Charlestown, and $90 for overnight street sweeping. View a complete list of parking codes and fines in the City of Boston. To learn more about the daytime and nighttime street sweeping program, including when the Public Works Department cleans a particular neighborhood. You can sign up for street sweeping alerts and No-Tow reminder service online.

The City of Boston continues to offer a free 30-day pass to healthcare workers for the City's public bike share program, BlueBikes. View a list of participating hospitals and to sign up for the program. In addition, the Boston Transportation Department has identified parking facilities available to our healthcare workers at a reduced rate. View a complete list of participating facilities. The City is also waving any parking ticket received by a healthcare worker upon appeal with the exception of public safety violations, such as parking in a handicapped spot or in front of a fire hydrant.

About the Boston Transportation Department: 

The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) has two missions. The first is to advance public and transportation safety. The second is to manage Boston's street network to best and fairly serve all users. We strive to guarantee safe and efficient travel into and around Boston. We always consider pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, passengers, and everyone who takes public transportation. Our work attempts to improve safety and traffic flow while balancing residential and commercial needs for street parking. We use coordinated planning, engineering, enforcement, and community engagement to guide our work. Follow them on Twitter @BostonBTD.

About the Public Works Department:

The Boston Public Works Department (PWD) provides core services essential to neighborhood quality of life. We direct general construction, maintenance, and cleaning of approximately 802 miles of roadways throughout the City. PWD operates two major drawbridges, maintains 68,055 street lights, and supervises contracts for the removal and disposal of approximately 190,000 tons of solid waste. We also operate Boston's recycling program with an annual diversion of approximately 45,000 tons. Follow them on Twitter @BostonPWD.

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