One of the arguments against separate bicycle facilities is the supposed inability to clear snow from them. As if snow removal from bicycle lanes has really ever been a priority in most places in the U.S. The Danes, on the other hand, know how to clear snow. They have dedicated vehicles. However, there is no need for a dedicated vehicle for clearing snow from bike lanes, There are small vehicles like the John Deere Gator that can be fitted with snow plows or even snow blowers.
How about a sustainable solution, human power? Bicycles can be used to clear snow. Behold the bicycle snow plow:
The Courtland man is Harry Bridger. He does cool things with bikes. Check out his shop’s Facebook page.
Is this a big stretch? Hardly, the City of Charlottesville already uses bicycles for official business.