The Boston Cyclists Union reports DCR hopes to hold a forum on a review of the department's ice-removal policies for bicycle paths, last updated in 2006.
A DCR spokesman noted the number of bicyclists on state-owned paths, such as along the Southwest Corridor, has increased since then and that the state recognizes "the commitment" of year-round bicyclists.
Area bicycling groups protested this week after Universal Hub posted an e-mail exchange in which a DCR official expressed disdain for the idea of maintaining bicycle paths for the "0.05 percent" of bicyclists he claimed insisted wanted to commute on them immediately after snowstorms.
Ed. note: Please count to 10 before you reach for that Reply link. The past two discussions on this issue are kind of frightening for the level of disrespect and outright hatred; surely we can discuss and disagree on bicycling without descending to the level of posters on certain newspaper sites we could name. Right?
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