When I got to Queen Street West around Spadina on my way to work this morning, I discovered a pleasant surprise — a long stretch of the sidewalk had been ploughed, by a machine, by the city. Wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles! Instead of the usual mishmash of salt, half-shovelled sidewalk and packed-down icy patches, there was a long clean line of clear sidewalk awaiting pedestrians as they headed off to work.
See, it wasn’t that hard. Downtown sidewalks *can* be ploughed, and sidewalks can be ploughed at the same time as roads. It’s great to see that the city has finally worked this out.
Kudos to the city for finally getting this right. I hope it continues, and I hope pedestrians in other previously un-ploughed parts of the city had the same pleasant discovery today.
Photo by Magoo23.