This has been considered through the years and I understand the
question. We do not remove snow from the bikepath for several reasons.
Once we clear snow we are now responsible to maintain as a walking
surface. This necessitates salting and sanding to make safe. This is a
liability issue. That begs the question of why not do that. We do plow
a small portion between College St. and Lake Street. The balance of the
bikepath is not plowed because of cost and equipment challenges. To be
specific maintaining even half of the bike path would increase overtime
expenses, salt expenses, and repair expenses to both turf and equipment.
In many areas of the bike path simply plowing snow would work until the
volume became to much for trucks to push. Ideally, we would use a snow
blower which we do not have. I understand this may be confusing, I
would be more than willing to explain during a phone conversation.
You are not he first person to request this. This normally gets asked
once or twice per season.