April 4th marks the beginning of residential street sweeping in Denver.If you live in Denver, then you know it's time to start watching the parking signs! April 4th marks the beginning of residential street sweeping in the city. Most of us have witnessed a street sweeping. A parking enforcement officer leads the way leaving citations like they're marketing flyers, and not far behind is the street sweeping vehicle swallowing dirt and debris like a diesel powered Dyson. Then you realize, you forgot to move your car, and that's when you see the little yellow envelope. You curse a few times, take a deep breathe, and then you're on your way. [gallery size="large" ids="12216,12217"] Believe it or not, there's more to street sweeping than boosting the city's revenue. According to Denver Public Works, the program removes dirt and debris from the streets preventing it from going into the air or water. Last year, Denver street sweeping crews covered 143,112 miles of Denver streets and collected 62,848 cubic feet of dirt and debris. The city is encouraging all residents and visitors to move their cars: "Denver Public Works is reminding residents to remember to move their vehicles on their street sweeping day, so crews can sweep all the way to the curb line and provide the best service possible!”
Officials caution that even though a street appears to have been swept, the restrictions still apply – sometimes the street sweeper needs to make a second pass. If you need some help avoiding tickets, then you can sign up for reminders through Pocketgov – the city's mobile app – or you can call 311 to request 'no parking' stickers for your calendar. For more information on street sweeping in Denver, check out their website at denvergov.org/streetsweeping.