The Life-Sized City Blog: Moving More Snow

Went down to the corner shop and a snowplough buzzed past, followed by this sweeper.

Then, three minutes later, another sweeper.

Sometimes you just overtake the sweepers.

And once in a while you'll see the City's little electric garbage collection thingys buzzing along the bike lanes, too. As I write this there is a snowstorm over Copenhagen. The wind is blowing the snow all over town. The snowploughs and sweepers are out in force on this, the busiest travel day of the year.With all that said, this winter has been hard so far and we're running out of salt and the snow clearance budgets are under pressure in our municipalities. In Copenhagen the streets are divided up into A, B, and C roads. 'A' roads have high priority, 'B' less so and 'C' roads, in a winter like this, don't see much clearance action.

Nevertheless, the bicycle traffic is highly prioritized and the bicycles, by and large, roll on.

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