Street Sweeping Schedule

data.cambridgema.gov | Last Updated 19 Nov 2019

This dataset contains the street sweeping schedule for 2016. Public Works mechanically sweeps each street in Cambridge once per month, April through December (weather permitting). Signs are posted on each residential street indicating the schedule, which differs by city district and street side. In order to ensure that streets are properly cleaned, cars must move off the side of the street being swept to avoid being ticketed and towed. The Cambridge Open Data portal contains a related dataset called Street Sweeping Districts, which is a polygon layer illustrating the districts on a map. That dataset is available here: https://data.cambridgema.gov/Geographic-Information-GIS-/Street-Sweeping-Districts/upm7-2w6p. Street sweeping does not occur on holidays. Sweeping that would otherwise fall on a holiday is rescheduled for an alternate date. This dataset indicates when sweeping is rescheduled for an alternate day due to a holiday. Holiday schedule is: Patriot's Day, April 18th will be swept on April 29th Independence Day, July 4th will be swept on June 29th Labor Day, September 5th will be swept on August 29th Columbus Day, October 10th will be swept on September 29th Veteran's Day, November 11th will be swept on October 31st Thanksgiving Day, November 24th will be swept on November 29th Christmas holiday, December 26th -will be swept on December 29th In addition to neighborhood sweeping, City squares are cleaned daily: on weekdays from 7 am to 3 pm, weekends and holidays from 4 am to 8 am (street sweeping) and 6 am to 10 am (hand-cleaning crew). Litter barrels in squares are emptied twice daily on weekdays and three times daily on weekends. See the Cambridge street sweeping webpage at:http://www.cambridgema.gov/theworks/ourservices/streetcleaning/schedulesandroutes

Tags: street, sweeping, schedule, district, public works, glocal

This dataset has the following 12 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
DISTRICTdistricttextThe Cambridge street sweeping district A through K. Each district has a unique sweeping schedule. See the data file Street Sweeping Districts.
SIDEsidetextStreet side, as defined by whether the street addresses are even or odd. Within each district, even and odd street sides are swept on different days.
DAYdaytextThe day of each month when street sweeping takes place (except in the event of a holiday). For example, in District E, sweeping takes place on the second Thursday of each month for the odd side of streets and the second Friday of each month for the even side of streets. Sweeping days rescheduled or canceled due to holidays are indicated in this dataset by the letter “H.”
APRILaprilnumberThe dates within this month when street sweeping takes place for each district and street side.
MAYmaynumberThe dates within this month when street sweeping takes place for each district and street side.
JUNEjunenumberThe dates within this month when street sweeping takes place for each district and street side.
JULYjulynumberThe dates within this month when street sweeping takes place for each district and street side.
AUGaugnumberThe dates within this month when street sweeping takes place for each district and street side.
SEPsepnumberThe dates within this month when street sweeping takes place for each district and street side.
OCToctnumberThe dates within this month when street sweeping takes place for each district and street side.
NOVnovnumberThe dates within this month when street sweeping takes place for each district and street side.
DECdecnumberThe dates within this month when street sweeping takes place for each district and street side.