SAIT parking is snow good
As of Oct. 15, the City of Calgary will temporarily ban parking along designated “snow routes” for 72 hours after snowfalls of at least five centimetres.
Blue signs featuring snowflakes are popping up on roadways throughout the city to indicate these routes. The snow routes include roads deemed as priorities for the city, either medium priority roads with traffic of between 5,000 and 20,000 vehicles or high priority roads which carry over 20,000 vehicles. Signage is already up on the roads, and the bans will only be put into effect when the city declares a “snow event”.
Near SAIT, the affected roads include the high priority 16th Avenue and 14th Street, as well as a number of medium priority roads in the surrounding neighbourhoods. SAIT students sometimes park in nearby neighbourhoods, as they cite a number of grievances with SAIT parking, including the high cost.
For more on this story, pick up this week’s copy of the Weal on stands Oct. 20.