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In Boulder, They Plow the Bike Paths First

wburg_bridge_ice.jpgPhoto of the Williamburg Bridge bike path in February: Blind Robert/Flickr

A tipster sends this report from the New York City bike network following the season's first major snowfall:

I rode to the Manhattan Bridge on Saturday evening (around 5 p.m.), and was warned by a cyclist exiting the bridge that it was completely covered in ice. He recommended I take the Brooklyn Bridge instead, since the city would surely plow and salt for the hordes of tourists. No such luck. On Sunday, I tried the Williamsburg Bridge. Again, completely covered in several inches of ice. Very thick and slippery. Was the Hudson River Path plowed and salted? What about the Queensborough? Were any of them plowed by today? This is a big issue if it takes the city 3-4 days to plow and salt vital bike paths, while the vehicle roadways get plowed immediately.

If you biked to work today, tell us about the conditions on the crossings and paths.

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