The city maintains over 60 km of parks and multi-use trails and segregated bike lanes. A number of these trails have been designated as part of a high priority active transportation network, meaning the routes are significant in connecting people through the city and region. These priority trails (i.e., Iron Horse Trail, Spur Line and Laurel Trail, for example) are the most heavily used, and connected to our uptown core and universities. During a snow event, staff concentrate on keeping pedestrians and cyclists alike moving.
Plowing and salting begins on our uptown and commuter trails with a minimum of 5 cm of snow. Once staff have cleared this priority network of commuting routes, other city-cleared sidewalks, trail links and park pathways are cleared. Sidewalk snow clearing is generally completed within 24-hours after the snow has stopped falling.