Friday, December 09, 2016
Surviving the Snowpocalypse!
It's a fair question, given that we see snow at least a few times every year, and given that the first snow of the season seems to always leave side streets clogged with frozen slush for at least a day or two. More if you live high enough up.
Both the City and the District can tell you how they plan for plowing and salting - but a nice colour coded chart doesn't help you to get out of your driveway and off to work.
Oh well, if it makes drivers feel a little bit better, it's worth noting that bike lanes don't get much attention either, and sidewalks are pretty much entirely ignored.
Maybe because the District doesn't even have a bylaw requiring people to shovel their walks?
Really, none of this is intended to complain about the people at the City and District who have been working so hard this week to keep us all moving. They work hard this time of year, and deserve all of the thanks that they get, but are there things we could do to help them do the job better, and make the people who rely on them happier?
Written and Posted by Barry Rueger at 16:27