Ordinarily by this time of year, it’s safe to put away the snow shovels and winter bike. However I woke up this morning to this.
Snowy spring day dawns
8 to 10 centimetres
Still we are riding
At any rate, the ride in was not too bad, although side streets like this (Shanly) hadn’t been salted, and if they remain this way, they will be ice rinks tonight.
More well travelled streets like Shaw had been cleared and were fine.
It was hard to tell if there had been any attempt to clear the bike lanes on Harbord. If you look carefully, it looks like there was a shovel width’s worth of path cleared sometime during the snow storm, but I don’t know if the city has a narrow vehicle that can clear a path about a meter wide without showing any outboard tire tracks. At any rate it was heartening to see more and more bike tracks as I approached downtown.
Ride safe, everyone!
Update: what a difference a single day (with some sun) makes. Roads are clear, and bike lanes heavily salted.