The Street Sweeping Unit is one of the most important units in the City of Oakland. It works to make sure the living environment in Oakland is clean and healthy. Street sweeping cleans streets in every corner of the city, even the most unvisited areas.
days of cleaning
97% of calendar year
day and night
miles of road
from the West Coast to East Coast
tons of garbage
standard household trash bins
Therefore, parking violations are enforced during street sweeping hours to minimize interruption to street sweeping. However, there are still many vehicles blocking the streets during the scheduled street sweeping hours ...
Street Sweeping parking violations account for the vast majority of parking tickets among all parking violation categories in 2019.
|= 1,000 parking tickets|
*Parking violation data based on Feb - Dec 2019 data from https://data.oaklandnet.com/dataset/Parking-Citations-2019/hzn4-3jp4
Street Sweeping parking violations are not evenly distributed across different neighborhoods. Some areas incur more street sweeping tickets than others. And the density of street sweeping tickets differs between day time and night time.
A heat map of the number of street sweeping violation ticket issued in 2019. The darker the color, the more street sweeping tickets there are in the area.
Sometimes the ticket density is related to the street sweeping schedule. That is, the more frequently the street is swept, the the higher the number of street sweeping violations. However, that is not always the case.
Let’s take a closer look at the scheduled street sweeping frequency and the ticket density in your neighborhood.
Is there any correlation between street sweeping frequency and the number of tickets? Can we find any patterns between them? Let's take a look at two maps of street sweeping frequency and ticket density.
This map shows the monthly frequency of sweeping routes. Notice certain regions are scheduled more frequently.
Click around to explore the different neighborhoods!
My street is swept too often.
Below we see the tickets issued during a month in 2019, color coded by tickets per mile. Warmer colors indicate a higher density of tickets.
My neighborhood received more street sweeping tickets than I thought.
For more information about street sweeping services
To request a street sweeping schedule change