348-SNOW works. But this is a definite improvement.

Facing facts…it snows here. Sometimes a lot. The snow emergency is a good idea so we can still get fire trucks and ambulances down the narrower streets. I don’t even want to think about how many times I’ve been towed over the years, but most of the time it was just my failing to remember to move my car at a specific time to the other side of the street.

The city now has snow emergency reminders and tools galore:
Snow Season Parking Information – includes current snow emergency status and loads of related snow-related ordinances and tips

Learn When a Snow Emergency is Declared – links to pages where you can subscribe to email alerts, cell text messages, or receive an automated phone call when a snow emergency is declared.

This one is really cool…Street Lookup: Snow Emergency Parking Rules – you can enter an address or neighborhood and it tells you where you can park on the various days of the snow emergency. slick.

4 Comments so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 9:54 pm

    Last year was my first winter as a Minneapolis resident, and I was also spending a lot of nights in St. Paul, so I was super paranoid about snow emergencies. I signed up for text message alerts from both cities.

    And not to keep harping on the neighborhood theme, but I love how the street lookup lets you search by neighborhood. I’m about to move, and I had no idea I was about to move into Lowry Hill East.

  2. mister jason (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 2:32 am

    Cool! You’re moving into my neck of the words. Best spot in the city.

    I’ve been throwing out a lot of stuff from the city website lately, but it’s really remarkable how much info they have up there.

    More maps and stuff…including a complete neigborhood map and bike trail maps in PDF format

  3. mister jason (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 2:33 am

    almost forgot. for those who don’t know…Lowry Hill East is also called the Wedge. :)

  4. Erica (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 12:17 pm

    Ooh, see, that neighborhood map is exactly what I was thinking of when I was trying to explain the neighborhoods, and then the neighborhoods within the neighborhoods. I might have to print it off and put it up for reference.

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