It snowed pretty heavily yesterday and last night, but the plows were busy overnight, and most of the major streets had been plowed. Add to this the relatively balmy temps, and it was a good day to ride to work.
Here is the single snowiest part of my ride in: a stretch of Edwin Ave.
The West Toronto Railpath was clear.
Entering the Bloor bike lane at Shaw. Looks clear.
One small niggle: when the bike lane transitions from a section cleared by a regular plow to a parking protected section that was plowed separately, there is snow plowed into the transition. If it was frozen solid, this would have been an issue. Another problem with the curbside bike lane is the tendency for merchants to clear sidewalk snow onto it.
It is not to say that my ride in wasn’t peaceful. What with the snow, I had the bike lanes pretty much to myself, and there wasn’t the problem of having to pass slower cyclists, or having faster ones buzz by. Kudos to the City for keeping them clear.
Have to end with this tweet from Yehuda Moon.
Evening update: not so impressed by the snow clearance on Harbord.
but on the other hand, Annette was fine.