An after hours twitter question posed to Mayor Christian Provenzano last night made him aware that any commute on foot on a section of North street is nearly impossible.
“There are more kilometers of sidewalk than the city can clear,” said Provenzano in reply. He then requested she send him an e-mail and he would provide the policy.
That policy spells out the different criteria including type of street, if it’s on a school or transit route and area’s around seniors’ homes are good examples of what will be plowed for sure.
During a severe snow event the city could be forced to call a snow emergency and that changes the plan and how things get done again.
If you want to know if your street is due or qualifies to have the sidewalk plowed there is an interactive map available from the city. Sidewalk Plowing Address Lookup Map (arcgis.com)
The full city policy and how they have decided since 2016 on which street gets treatment is located here PURPOSE (saultstemarie.ca).