Winter walkers left out on the streets
Last updated 12/9/2022 at 9:05am
A 2017 article in the Cheney Free Press (Cheney Changes Plowing Ordinance, 2017-02-16) suggested that enhancements to future snow removal would prioritize safe pedestrian travel. My experience as a pedestrian during the winter in Cheney is quite the opposite.
City plows frequently barricade sidewalks, often undoing citizen removal efforts and preventing safe access. These same sidewalks are used by our neighbors and children to reach schools, work, and bus stops. The most recent storm has Cheney Middle School students walking in the street on Betz Road due to inaccessible sidewalks.