Snow clearance in the bike lane
End of January 2019 report
Words and pictures by Jun Nogami
This past Monday and Tuesday, Toronto was hit with the biggest single snowfall of the 2018-2019 winter season so far. The city's stated policy was to prioritize snow clearance on several bike routes in the downtown area. Given that it has been two days since the storm, we decided to take a look at how the city has been doing in keeping a few of their designated bike routes clear and safe.
First up, the Bloor bike lane.
Here, below you can see that although the bike lane has clearly been plowed, there is some snow present, and the car traffic lane is totally clear and looks more inviting.
A little further east, the bike lane starts looking impassable in sections. Continue reading