Thursday, December 24, 2009

Snow removal for bikes



I understand that this sounds crazy to some. I can hear it now, "You are plowing the bike trails are you kidding me?"
This time of year it takes great commitment to ride your bike in Fort Wayne. Heck I can look at my window right now and see that! I haven't seen a snowplow yet this week and I am not exaggerating.
I usually avoid the trail system all together for commuting. I will take my daughter on them in the nice weather. I would be very thankful if they were plowed during the winter though merely for safety reasons. Off street this time of year would increase ridership and pedestrianism.
If you want people to ride their bikes then you have to make it easy for them to do so.
Changing the frame of mind will be the hardest thing. Get the word out!
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2 comments:

Eric said...

Rode to the downtown library today on the River Greenway. It has not been touched since the snow began. During the winter I am too weary of riding in the street so I stick to sidewalks and commuter paths. Best workout I have had in months. I huffed and puffed the whole way.

fwbikecommuter said...

Eric,
Thanks for the comment.
Unfortunately, only the streets are plowed so this time of year I seem to get honked at a lot more. You are right about the workout!
Take care and keep riding.
FWBC