Snow routes help improve traffic flow after a storm by declaring a 24-hour parking ban along a designated route to expedite snow plowing. With no vehicles in the parking lane, a more thorough snow plow from curb-to-curb can be achieved. This improves traffic flow along the busiest roadways and helps make winter operations more efficient.
Snow Route Pilot Program
In 2017, the City of Regina launched a snow route pilot program to test a five kilometre snow route along three primary road sections of Victoria Avenue, Winnipeg Street and College Avenue. Snow routes were selected based on extensive consultation with Regina residents. These roads are typically difficult for snow plows to efficiently clear, largely due to on-street parking.
- Victoria Avenue from
Broad Street E to Winnipeg Street
- Winnipeg Street from
Victoria Avenue to College Avenue
- College Avenue from
Winnipeg Street to Arcola Avenue
Snow route locations are easily identified by blue signs with a white snowflake.
Declaring a Snow Route
Snow routes are declared when snowfall has reached a minimum of 5 cm of snow. They are declared a minimum of 8 hours before parking bans are in effect and can happen any day of the week. We advise residents through an email notification, our Facebook and Twitter pages, or right here on the website.
Snow routes are declared at 3 p.m. the day before. For example, when a Snow Route is declared at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, that means there is no parking on the route starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday.
When a snow route is declared, it means there is no parking for a 24-hour period. Vehicles that remain on the snow route during the temporary parking ban will be ticketed $120. Residents and businesses are free to return the following morning if there has been no notification before 3 p.m. the day before, no matter what the weather brings.
If you have a parking permit through the Saskatchewan Abilities Council's Parking Program for People with Disabilities, please contact us at 306-777-7000 to determine if we can work together to find an alternative.
Sign Up for Email Notifications
Sign up to find out when a snow route is declared. It’s the most direct way for us to let you know when a snow route has been declared and the 24-hour parking ban will be in effect.
A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provide. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your junk mail folder as it may be hiding there.
If you have any issues signing up, please contact Service Regina at 306-777-7000.