Five County Council members have signed on to a letter by Roger Berliner asking for a cost estimate of clearing snow on the Capital Crescent Trail, with an eye towards covering it in the county operating budget this year. This is something cyclists have been requesting for years, but the requests (like bikes in the snow) never got much traction. The letter is directed to county DOT and the Parks Department, though the latter department owns the trail.
Also, Councilmember Hans Riemer has asked DOT to draft a plan for better snow removal from sidewalks. Forcing pedestrians to walk in the street because plows have dumped snow onto sidewalks is unacceptable. A local pedestrian was killed in recent years doing this. If they can’t find a place to put snow, close a lane of the street.