Winter Bike Lane Maintenance
The City times the clearing of bike lanes to align with adjacent main roads to help ensure that all travellers on our busiest traffic routes are entitled to the same road maintenance standards, regardless of mode. Bike traffic is not prioritized over vehicle traffic; rather, our practices help keep all types of traffic moving.
The City aims to plow and remove snow on bike lanes within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall. Shared-use paths are cleared within 48 hours after the end of a snowfall.
Many bike lanes and multi-use paths are part of the anti-icing pilot.
Road maintenance activities involved in maintaining clear bike lanes include applying anti-icer, sweeping, removing snow from buffer areas and clearing snow from adjacent sidewalks.
Winter Roads - Frequently Asked Questions
Anti-Icing Pilot Bike Map