An open letter: Milwaukee’s paved trails must be maintained, even when it is “too cold” to use them
I have often had to put forth a request to have the bike paths and recreational trails cleared after a heavy winter storm. When make the request I always ask why these trails are not cleared in an immediate way, considering how vigorously the streets are salted and plowed (though I could go on about the state of the bike lanes every year).
The response I usually get (if any) is that the city doesn’t plow the paths because they assume it is too cold for anybody to want to use them.
Well, here I offer you undeniable proof, in the form of rutted, iced over foot prints and tire tracks. People are using these trails all the time. Under every condition...