Comment 96180

By reuben (registered) - website | Posted December 19, 2013 at 15:47:28

Sent today to the lower city Councillors:

Hello Councillors,

I am emailing to inform you of snow that is yet to be removed from bicycle lanes on the length of Lawrence Road, Stinson Street and York Blvd; as well as snow that has been piled over bicycle racks along York Blvd near the Library and Market.

I understand it takes time to remove snow and I have been patient. It has now been over 100 hours since the snow has stopped falling. Vehicle lanes on these streets are clear as are parking spaces, but cyclists have been forced out into traffic along these routes and left with nowhere to secure their bicycles upon reaching their destinations. In contrast as a home owner, I am required to remove snow from the sidewalks in front of my property within 24 hours under threat of a fine from the city. Bicycle lanes and racks are not snow-storage areas and both should be clear of snow as soon as possible after the snow stops falling.

While the numbers of cyclists on the road may be lower during winter months, I am afraid that not accommodating them at all (and in fact, insulting them with this type of preferential treatment) will create a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Please let me know when I can expect these lanes and racks to be clear of snow.


Reuben Vanderkwaak

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