Louisville Metro Launches Automatic Alerts for Street Sweeping
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville residents can now sign up to receive an automatic notice, via text or email, when their street is scheduled to be swept by Metro Public Works.
The notices are meant to alert residents in advance that they must find alternate parking on street sweeping day. No parking is allowed on affected streets during street sweeping.
“The automatic notices will make it easier to keep the city clean and help residents avoid having their vehicles ticketed or towed for parking violations,” Fischer said.
During 2015, there were 12,938 vehicles ticketed because of parking violations related to street sweeping, and many were also towed.
Residents can subscribe to the alert service by going to www.louisvilleky.gov, entering their address in the MyLouisville box at the bottom of the page, and following the brief instructions for choosing text or email alerts. They will also be able to subscribe to the existing reminder system for Project Pickup junk collection dates.
Subscribers will be alerted one week in advance that street sweeping is scheduled for their general area. A second alert will go out the day before street sweeping to tell residents that their particular block is to be swept. The alerts are in addition to signs that are posted on affected streets on the business day preceding street sweeping.
Street cleaning is scheduled from March through November. During that time, curbed neighborhood streets are generally cleaned three times.
- Street cleaning signs are posted prior to 5 p.m. on the business day before sweeping occurs. They alert residents that there is No Parking between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on sweeping day.
- Sweeping is conducted each day on east/west streets only, or north/south streets only to make it easier for residents to find alternate parking.
- Vehicles parked in No Parking areas are subject to citation and/or towing.
- Residents should not park in affected areas until after 5 p.m., even if it appears an area has been swept, as sweepers may return before that time.
- The No Parking zone covers both sides of the street, though signs may only be posted on one side.
The alert and reminder tools are part of the Fischer administration’s continuing effort to increase the number of Metro Government services offered online. Other online services include reporting potholes via the Twitter hashtag 502pothole and on the city webpage, the Passport system that allows motorists to pay for downtown parking through their cellphones, a crime mapping tool that shows where crimes are committed in the city, and live viewing of all mayoral news conferences on smartphones and the city website.
The MyLouisville online tool also provides information on garbage and recycling collection dates, emergency services and political representation, in addition to the alerts.