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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Metro Parks staff puts priority on plowing bike paths

While those of us who drive to and from work have been stuck in slushy stop-and-go traffic for much of this winter, Keith Mayton has cruised with little other company on his morning and afternoon commutes.

The federal-court clerk rides on studded bicycle tires each morning, no matter the weather, from Worthington to Downtown on the Olentangy Trail.

Not that the trail has been sloppy. “You can pretty much ride through it,” he said.

That’s because Metro Parks quickly clears 38 miles of paved paths after every snow accumulation, said Larry Peck, the system’s deputy director.

Continue reading at the Columbus Dispatch.

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