Snow Cleared for Cars, Not Bikes or Pedestrians

Streetsblog looks at snow clearing around the Northeast after the recent storm, and finds that bike paths and sidewalks get less preferential treatment.
December 22, 2009, 1pm PST | Tim Halbur
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Sarah Goodyear writes, "The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has posted a telling video shot by local bike shop owner Michael McGettigan. It shows how, two days after the last flakes fell, the sidewalk on the Walnut Street Bridge -- the busiest pedestrian bridge crossing in the state of Pennsylvania -- remained uncleared. As a result, those on foot were forced out into the well-plowed roadway with motor vehicles."

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Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 in Streetsblog
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