Not Sure When Your Street is Swept? Try This New Website

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A City of San Diego street sweeper in operation. Courtesy of the city

Did you ever get a parking ticket because of street sweeping?

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An enterprising programmer from Holland who experienced this problem upon arriving in San Diego has created a free website that will send a text alert the day before sweeping is scheduled. currently covers San Diego, San Clemente and San Francisco. More locations are planned.

Hans van Bakel, developer of the site, has created a system that indexes each city’s complicated street-sweeping schedule.

“You tell us what streets and blocks you are interested in, and we will send you a text message the day before so you won’t be caught off guard,” he explained.

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