The vast majority of Calgarians got away scot-free from the recent snow route parking ban; however, one alderman who didn’t come away unscathed is advocating for changes.
Ald. John Mar was among the 10 per cent of Calgarians who didn’t comply with the less than 24-hour ban, although he says he believes his $40 fine is due to a lack of signage.
“I took pictures of it to indicate that there was no signage,” he said of the ticket he was issued while parked on 8th Avenue N.W. “That’s something we need to invest in if we’re going to be going out there and fining people.”
Sean Somers, spokesperson for the city’s roads department said, ideally, they would like to see 100 per cent compliance and are open to making changes to improve the program.
“We have placed some 4,000 signs along snow routes,” said Somers. “Like any other responsible business, we operate within a budget.”
Somers said the cost of the 4,000 signs was $300,000.