Edmonton looks to improve snow clearing

Edmonton council is asking the transportation department to look at expanding parking bans for residential blading as part of nine-point plan to improve snow removal on city streets.

City examines parking ban during residential blading

Edmonton council is asking the transportation department to look at expanding parking bans for residential blading as part of nine-point plan to improve snow removal on city streets.

Transportation officials will also look at using bobcats for faster removal of windrows and ways of clearing drop-off zones outside of schools more quickly.

Coun.Amarjeet Sohi says he's watched people struggle to climb over windrows left in front of their houses.

"Then people have to walk on the street in order to go to the end of the block and get to the sidewalk," he said. "Their kids, who are taking school buses, they have to walk to the end of the block to get access to the school bus so it's a concern."

Mayor Don Iveson said he's getting mixed feedback from Edmontonians on snow removal, with some people happy with the job the city is doing, to others who expect him to personally come and shovel their driveways.

The city will look into the cost of any solutions and report back early in the new year.

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