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Snow clearing on bikeways

The City's Snow and Ice Control Policy classifies all marked on-street bicycle lanes as Priority 2, which means they're cleared within 48 hours after a snowfall ends. The downtown cycle tracks are Priority 1, which are cleared within 24 hours after snowfall ends.

Storing shoveled snow

Property owners responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to a bike lane or cycle track are asked to pile snow at the edge of the sidewalk, between the curb and tree line or light post. The gutter pan – the space between a bike lane and sidewalk curb – provides additional space for storing shoveled snow. Keep storm drains clear to avoid drainage issues when the snow melts.

For more information on property owners' responsibilities for snow ​clearing and The City's snow and ice control services, visit To report snow storage or other snow/ice concerns, please contact 311.

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