Mason DePatie Snow clearing issues on active transportation routes drew dozens of Winnipeggers to attend a public forum on Saturday.
Active transportation routes offer an alternative to using vehicles to get around.
Dennis DePape said he uses them 80 per cent of the time to commute, but during the winter, issues can arise.
"Basically, the thawing and the freezing and the thawing and the freezing," he explained. "We run into ice. We run into slush, and we run into uneven snow cover, and that makes cycling really difficult."
DePape attended a City of Winnipeg forum on Saturday about snow clearing on active transportation routes.
Run by Councillor Janice Lukes, Winnipeggers got a chance to give their input on how to make the trails better.
"We are hearing a lot from the public, and that is one of the reasons I wanted to have this forum, this opportunity to have in-person discussion versus the 51 character Twitter discussion," said Lukes.According to Lukes, the forum is just one way the city is making sure residents can get around."You know, the good thing is in June, we have a report coming of what we’ve heard, what we’ve learned and what we’ve done different and suggestions that have come forward to the public works committee," she said.Lukes said the main issues discussed at Saturday’s forum were inconsistent clearing and issues when there’s a melt-thaw cycle.Mark Cohoe, the executive director of the Bike Winnipeg advocacy group, said solving those issues is important if the city wants to attract more people […]
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