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Boston to resume street-sweeping ticketing on Aug. 10

Come Aug. 10, you're going to have to remember your street's weekly sweeping schedule - the city announced today that ticketing for violators will start again then.

The city gave up on ticketing at the start of the pandemic here in March, as people quarantined and sheltered in place. But with more workplaces now re-opened, the city's going to try to sweep away weeks worth of accumulated dirt and trash.

One small thing: While BTD will be out in force writing all those tickets they had to abandon, the city will not initially be calling in tow trucks to get cars out of the way of the street sweepers.

Tickets will run you $40 in most of the city for daytime sweeping, except in Charlestown, where tickets are a heftier $90 - part of a pre-pandemic program to see if higher ticket prices would encourage people to move their cars without worrying about getting towed. Tickets for parking in overnight sweeping areas are also $90.

Healthcare workers who are ticketed can continue to apply to have them waived, as long as they're not parked in front of a hydrant or in a handicap spot.

More Boston street sweeping info.

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Comments

It's been absolutely disgusting, not to mention illogical.

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Are the streets actually dirtier?

On my street, I can't tell the difference between before and after.

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Weeks worth of trash? It’s been months. Many months. My street hasn’t been properly cleaned since early November. All because Boston drivers are coddled babies who are constantly allowed to break the law and make the city a worse place to live.

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Help clean up your own damn strret then! We all pitch in on our block, including the little old ladies with their brooms. Talk about lazy and coddled: look in the mirror!

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This is a cheap shot. You’ve offered no evidence that the trash is coming from drivers, rather than from pedestrian passersby, which is much more likely. Because there isn’t any. Don’t be an asshole. Some people have to drive to work because there’s no way to get to their place of employment via public transit.

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A car stole their lunch money once, and they've never been able to let it go.

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Drivers stopped using their cars, leaving them parked, yet you’re griping?

At least be consistent.

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The Charlestown ticketing policy was made permanent four years ago. If it works so well in Charlestown, then why hasn't it been applied to the rest of the city already?

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Has anyone ever driven behind a street sweeper?! They don’t work anyways and if anything usually add more litter to the street from previous streets!

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Then you should move to the first street on the route -- no previous streets!

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My street doesn't even have street sweeping days. There's no signs. I just moved here a few months ago and I couldn't believe there just isn't street sweeping.

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