Pellerin: Let's plow to help pedestrians in Ottawa, not just vehicles

By Brigitte Pellerin, Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed, December 30, 2022

After rolling my ankles on badly plowed sidewalks six times too many while running 10K on Boxing Day, then standing in unduly large puddles crossing streets for many long days after the Dec. 23 storm, I need to ask: Why exactly do we insist on plowing snow towards the side of the road, not the middle?

...It’s infuriating to see how road users who aren’t sitting warmly in private vehicles are made to suffer because we’re unwilling to think differently about what to do to clear the snow that falls on us with predictability and regularity.

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