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Monday, November 24, 2008

Snowbank Troubles

So I, like many others in Halifax, commute everywhere by bus. I'm in my 20's, wearing waterproof boots, and don't mind the odd 'climb over the snow bank' routine when HRM fails to remove snow from around the many bus stops in Halifax. But, this morning

Posted on Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 8:39 PM

Published November 24, 2008.Snowbank Troubles

So I, like many others in Halifax, commute everywhere by bus. I'm in my 20's, wearing waterproof boots, and don't mind the odd 'climb over the snow bank' routine when HRM fails to remove snow from around the many bus stops in Halifax.

But, this morning while waiting for the 18 on Windsor Street, I had to help a dear old lady climb the snow bank so she could get on the 17.

Now, as I said, I don't mind climbing them, it'd take a lot for me to break a bone or something. However, when the elderly, and others who have trouble scaling these banks, have to do just that in order to get on or off a bus there is a problem.

I dread to think how many people may fall and possibly injure themselves because the snow removers just pile the snow everywhere.

When getting the 52 on Chebucto on Saturday after they commenced service, I had to climb a snow bank almost 3 ft high (I'm only a mere 5ft), can you imagine an elderly person trying to go all 'snow climber'?



Please, HRM, have some consideration for those who get the bus. It's great that the roads and sidewalks are free of snow, but seriously, clear even a small path for those bus users?

I Climb Snow

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