Regina mayor Michael Fougere says it is time to revisit the city’s snow removal policy and look at some changes.
There was a tremendous level of frustration amongst Reginans who were unable to get around after a snowstorm this month that dropped 35 centimetres of snow on the Queen City.
He admitted there some issues council and city will need to closer examine their policy for next winter.
“I think we need to look at when we actually being plowing residential streets,” he said. “Streets that are near hospitals, schools and bus routes to ensure people can get around safely.”
Fougere did note despite a lot of uproar about the city’s handling of the snowstorm, a great number of people expressed their contentment with the city’s efforts in the maintenance of the main roads.
“The city did a great job,” said Fougere. “Even though they had difficulty getting off the street.”
“When they got on to a major road, it was clear.”
Another thing Fougere said himself and council intend to look at is the clearing of bus routes so those who may be snowed in will be still be able to get to work or get around using public transit.