I posted this on the A&S forum but thought I would try here also:
How are the trails and bike lanes in your city maintained in the winter, is an effort made to clear them or are they left to be used for skiing? I see both cases in my area.
Around here we get 96" of annual snowfall, it's the first of 15 years that I'll be in the city for the winter and I am anticipating what it will be like, in the rural areas we just shared the road. In the city the MUP get kinda, sorta plowed after a big snow, the lanes end up being dumped on until the salt and chemicals melt it down. The paths out of town get turned over to the skiers and snowshoe traffic. It will be the first year that I try studded tires, I'm going to pick them up in just a little while.