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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Street Sweeping Towing to be Enforced in Radcliffeborough

Following the success of the Harleston Village street sweeping towing enforcement, the City of Charleston is responding to requests for towing of illegally parked vehicles during street sweeping in the Radcliffeborough neighborhood.

In the past, vehicles parked illegally during street sweeping hours were issued a citation, but many cars remained on the streets during the posted street sweeping hours, impeding the effectiveness of the service and leaving streets only partially cleaned.

Beginning on June 27, 2017, vehicles parked illegally during Radcliffeborough street sweeping periods will be towed.

Efforts are ongoing to raise awareness of this policy update among residents prior to its implementation and to minimize disruption to neighborhood parking habits.

“We’ve been working proactively to ensure that the community is informed of the upcoming change,” said Su Griffin, the city’s manager of Neighborhood Services. “It’s our hope that street sweeping services can be completed in full without the need to tow anyone’s vehicle.”

Street sweeping in Radcliffeborough is completed the fourth Tuesday of every month (north and east sides) and the fourth Wednesday of each month (south and west sides) from 9-11 a.m. During these times, street parking is restricted to allow trucks to sweep the streets to improve drainage and maintain a clean neighborhood.

Signs posted throughout the neighborhood provide information about towing enforcement and the days and times that parking is restricted for street sweeping. Additionally, residents can sign up for reminders at bit.ly/chsstreetsweep or pick up a calendar at the Revenue Collections-Parking Division office located at 180 Lockwood Boulevard on the second floor.

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