In San Francisco alone, drivers paid over $29 million in street sweeping ticket fines in 2011. That sucks. So we decided to do something about it.
Introducing street sweeping alerts from MetroMile. Starting as a pilot in San Francisco (with more cities to come), these useful alerts will hopefully ensure that you never get a street sweeping ticket again. All you need is the MetroMile app and Metronome device. Even better – they’re both free!
Here’s how street sweeping alerts work: when you park in a zone where street sweeping will take place within 12 hours, we’ll send you a heads-up (via push notification and email) telling you when you need to move your car. We’ll also send a reminder one hour before street sweeping begins. You can forget all about deciphering those complicated signs and just lock the door and go, knowing that MetroMile has your back.
Street sweeping alerts will go live by March 31st. While we expect this feature to be super useful, we ask for your patience as we work out any kinks that come up. We also ask that you fill out a quick survey to help us improve the experience. Thank you in advance for any and all input.
We hope you enjoy this new feature, MetroMilers! It's just one of a whole bunch of exciting developments headed your way.
If you haven’t experienced MetroMile yet, here’s how:
1. Sign up for our Beta here. We’ll send you a free Metronome (a little plug-into-your-dash-and-go device that works with the MetroMile app).
2. Plug the Metronome into your car (1996 or newer).
3. Download the MetroMile app from the App Store and sign in.
That’s it! You’re all set to get street sweeping alerts in SF, plus driving stats, car diagnostics, and much more. Happy driving out there, everyone!