by March 7, 2009 at 1:53 pm 1,714 1 Comment

Wow. First of I have heard of this new device: the sweepercam. Got an email from DC Department of Public Works regarding the resumption of street sweeping on March 23 (for which I am extremely grateful… our streets are gross in the winter). Starting March 7, DPW will test cameras mounted on its city streetsweepers, which will take photos of cars that are illegally parked on streetsweeping day. The new cameras will be used to help DPW and MPD ticket and tow cars that have not been moved on the appropriate day.

Note to the City Council and Mayor: Now, if you would only worry as much about violent crime on the streets as you do trash…

Here’s the memo:


by February 28, 2009 at 1:46 pm 2,526 0

Hallelujah. The DC Department of Public Works resumes street sweeping-cleaning on March 23. Remember to move your car on the appropriate day. From DPW:

Please be advised that daytime mechanical street sweeping will resume in scheduled, signed residential neighborhoods on Monday, March 23, 2009. Alternate-side parking restrictions in these areas will go into effect as well. Parking tickets, which carry a $30 fine, will be issued, beginning March 30, to vehicles parked during street sweeping hours in areas posted with “No Parking/Street Cleaning” signs. Beginning March 30, parked cars also may be towed to allow the sweepers access to the curbside. Generally, parking is prohibited for two hours while sweeping is underway.

DC streets and sidewalks get really nasty in the winter and I wish DPW would figure out a way to sweep the streets at least once every three or four weeks during the winter. It doesn’t get that cold here during an average winter; there must be some way to do it. For the taxes we pay…


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