The city of Regina is looking at ways to keep the sidewalks clean during the wintertime.
Councillors Lori Bresciani and Andrew Stevens introduced a motion to council Monday night about the potential institution of a bylaw which make residential sidewalk care during winter mandatory.
Stevens says a bylaw of this nature should have been in place a long time ago.
“We’re a bit behind here,” he admits. “City of Saskatoon and other municipalities in Saskatchewan already have it. And you would think, in a winter city, this would be common place.”
Stevens says the idea introducing the motion to council was sparked due to conversations with those facing mobility challenges.
“What I was hearing from residents were those who actually had mobility issues,” said Stevens. “Seniors and others who are frustrated by the fact that neighbours and others in their community were not shovelling and this prevented them from getting out.”
The motions is expected to come fully before council next month.