By Tom Vielkind SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A proposal announced by Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh today would nearly double the number of city sidewalks cleared by snow plows. Currently the city plows 20 miles of city sidewalks and Walsh’s proposal would add another 18 miles to that total.
The City will not change its criteria for plowing at 3 inches of snow on the ground.
Chief Operating Officer for Syracuse Corey Dunham said a number of factors went into deciding which routes will be plowed.
“Areas of interest, things that would generate pedestrians, like libraries, churches, certain schools are a priority for children walking to and from school,” Dunham said, “We looked at things like topography, we looked at the speed on the street.”
Dunham stressed the importance of the pilot program in helping the city determine the resources it will need to fully adopt the program.