Edmonton winters are changing. Multiple day snowstorms combined with freezing rain and more frequent freeze/thaw cycles over the winter is the new Edmonton reality. The previous practices - which focused mainly on “as needed” residential snow clearing - need to expand into a broader winter residential road maintenance program that includes how the City’s residential roads, sidewalks and shared pathways are kept safe.
The City’s roadways operations team is already dealing with these new challenges, but the Policy needs to evolve as well to deal with our new winter weather. Potential updates would take effect in preparation for the 2019/2020 winter season.
The City is reviewing the way snow and ice are managed on our neighbourhood roads, sidewalks and shared pathways. Edmontonians were invited to share their views at a series of drop-in engagement sessions or via an online survey on the City’s Snow and Ice Control Policy C409J.