The city of Regina is looking at expanding snow clearing efforts to every bit of pathway.
At their meeting on Tuesday night, the the Community and Protective Services Committee passed a motion to discuss the cost of clearing 26.9 kilometres of pathway at the next Regina city council meeting on October 29th.
This option, which was chosen out of three, is expected to cost $49,000 for labour and equipment, with an estimated $136,000 capital investment in fleet.
“For the $49,000 that’s going to get the extra 27 kilometres cleared in our city, it’s very simple,” said Councillor Lori Bresciani. “Residents want to be out in our community, they want to be walking in the winter.”
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Regina has 88 kilometres of pathway. At current moment, 61.1 kilometres of it are maintained by parks maintenance.
In that area, Bresciani said there’s cost savings present.
“When we have people out looking at doing the sidewalks, these people can also do the pathways,” she said. “I’m hoping we are looking at our snow maintenance policy and I hope the two groups actually co-ordinate and talk about how they can save dollars by sharing time.”