One of the hurdles that Roadway Maintenance faces in terms of doing the best job possible in keeping traffic moving is having to work around parked vehicles. This becomes very difficult on collector/bus routes when vehicles block lanes required by commuters, buses and emergency responders.
Parking bans are declared only during major plowing events.
A seasonal parking ban on designated bus routes goes into effect with at least 8 hours notice when a significant snowfall leads to plowing on major roadways. When the ban is in effect, vehicles parked in locations with “Seasonal Parking Ban” signs are subject to tagging and towing.
The ban remains in effect until the City declares it is over. Don’t park on a plowed bus route until the ban has been officially lifted.
Watch these sources for information on parking bans:
- Email notifications (once registered, please adjust your spam filters to include the City as a "safe sender")
- Digital messaging boards throughout the city
- Messaging on the front of ETS buses
- Twitter and Facebook posts
- Local media
If you are unsure where the bus routes are in your neighbourhood, check the ETS System Maps.