|200 m from our home, a main cycle-path into the city clear of|
snow. This is a result of the tight grid of primary routes.
On return from the dog walk I noted that the outside temperature was a little below -11 C. For most of the week beforehand the temperature had been hovering around -5 C at mid-day and as I write this it's about -6 C. It'll get colder overnight.
|A minor cycle-path, not necessary to use, and un-treated|
|Simultaneous green crossing in winter. I stopped for red.|
|Main route North out of the city. Someone with a passenger|
The photo on the left of a snow-plough going along our street shows how it can be. This was his second pass within 10 minutes. The gritters are switched on and off by computers using GPS. Therefore, they don't waste excessive salt where it's not needed but achieve an even spread around the city, wherever the driver happens to go. Without this, in the past, the area around the depot tended to be treated better than outlying areas.
We still have studded tyres in stock, as well as many other genuinely useful cycling products. There are more stories about gritting and snow removal,