The City of Evanston encourages all community members to provide their feedback on potential changes to the 2016 street cleaning schedule and street signage. The City is considering changes that will more clearly communicate street cleaning dates, eliminate confusion and improve operations.
Community members should visit cityofevanston.org/sweepsurvey to complete the survey by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 21. The survey is also available by calling 3-1-1 (847-448-4311 outside of Evanston) or in-person beginning Monday, August 10 at the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.; Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.; and the main Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
The City’s current street cleaning season runs from April 1 through November 30, with residential streets swept once every three weeks and primary streets, such as Central St. and Chicago Ave., swept once every two weeks.
The proposed 2016 street cleaning season would run from March 1 through December 31, with residential streets swept once a month and primary streets swept twice a month. This would allow street signage to indicate the specific day when street cleaning takes place, such as “3rd Thursday” instead of “Thursday,” eliminating confusion and the need for residents to check the print or online schedule to find the exact date of street cleaning. Extending the street cleaning season would also allow City crews to clear late fall leaves and debris from the streets, and get an earlier start in the spring.
The street cleaning schedule for streets with parking on one side only, which are currently swept once a month on Mondays, would not change. There are also no planned changes to Snow Route or Snow Emergency parking restrictions.
In September, the City Council will decide changes to the street cleaning schedule based on public feedback and analysis.
For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.