After First Snowfall, Bike Paths Getting Cleared

DOT crews brought snowblowers to the Manhattan Bridge bike path this morning. Photo: ##http://www.flickr.com/photos/ignatzybanjo/8166769765/in/photostream/##Ignatzybanjo/Flickr##

It looks like major bike routes are getting cleared after the season’s first snow. This stands in stark contrast to the conditions four years ago, when it took days for bridge and greenway paths to be cleared of snow and ice. What did you see on your way to work this morning?

Workers clear snow from the Queens Plaza bikeway approach to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. Photo: ##http://instagram.com/p/RxWftmQeYc/##Valcristdk/Instagram##
  • Larry Littlefield

    David Greenfield is not going to be happy about this.  Hopefully no one is plowing any of the side paths on Ocean Parkway, and he doesn’t read Streetsblog.

  • HamTech87

    A sensible recognition of the importance of bicycles when nobody can get gas, and streets are overcrowded with motorists.

  • This is good news. I cycled (from Brooklyn) to work in mid-town Manhattan yesterday morning, went home by subway and plan to cycle home this evening. Does anyone know if the Hudson River Greenway has been treated? That’s my route.

  • jrab

    The substandard (40″ wide) sidewalk on the north side of the Washington (181st St) Bridge between Manhattan and the Bronx wasn’t cleared this morning at six a.m., but I have to give credit to the Sanitation Dept for doing such a nice job with the plowing overnight.

  • jrab

    The substandard (40″ wide) sidewalk on the north side of the Washington (181st St) Bridge between Manhattan and the Bronx wasn’t cleared this morning at six a.m., but I have to give credit to the Sanitation Dept for doing such a nice job with the plowing overnight.

  • Anonymous

    I rode the Hudson River Greenway this morning.  It was nice (though a little windy).

  • Wow, good work, but they don’t use special narrow micro-trucks to do this?

  • Alan

    Last night, the Prospect Park West bike lane was plowed from Grand Army Plaza to Ninth St. South of there it was left uncleared, though it was still rideable, especially slipping being very low-stakes when separated from traffic.

  • Louise H.

    Iris, Norman and I were shoveling it back into the PPW bike lane as fast as we could, but we couldn’t keep up.

  • Smatysik

    no love for the triboro

  • fj

    Confession
    Last night I told this long line of drivers waiting for gas: “Tonight I might be drunk but you’ll be morons for the rest of your lives!”

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