After a series of snow storms, this week has been a tough one for walking in New York City. Deep oceans of slush pool at corners where snow and ice block storm drains. Many property owners, including the city government, have failed to shovel their walks as the law requires. Long stretches of sidewalk are bumpy […]
The weather’s given New York City a lot of opportunities to experiment with new responses to snow in the wake of the post-Christmas blizzard. One potentially exciting new tool is a city attempt to crowdsource information about which streets are and aren’t clear of snow and ice. It could be a good resource for cyclists […]
The success or failure of the city’s response to a winter storm is usually gauged by road conditions. If drivers are satisfied, the mayor gets credit for a job well done. Remarkably, there is no equivalent strategy for removing snow, ice, and slush from the pedestrian network.
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?