Regina’s first snow route of the year has shown some positive results.
The snow route, a five-kilometre stretch including Victoria Avenue, Winnipeg Street, and College Avenue, is an experimental area where cars are not allowed to be parked while crews clear the streets.
Chris Warren, Manager of Winter Maintenance, says the city is already seeing a huge improvement.
“We’ve seen, with our communications plan and signs posted, there is a very minimal number of cars parked on the streets when we are doing a plow,” Warren said. “For example, last year, there were about 140 cars parked on a 5 km stretch of road. This year we had about 50 leaflets, trying to educate offending vehicles.”
Warren also says snow clearing crews are 20 percent faster in clearing snow in the area with the snow route.
While warnings were given out during the first snow route time duration, a parking ticket for parking in a snow route is 120 dollars.