MassBike Boston Bikepath Snow Plowing Report
March 17, 1999

Bikepaths are an integral part of the bicycle transportation network, and these reports are provided to encourage their use by bicyclists who might otherwise not venture out in the snow, and to encourage their proper maintenance (which includes snow plowing) by the responsible agencies given in bold type below.

After a wet, heavy snow on Monday March 15 closed down schools and some places of employment around Boston (including mine), the paths were cleared fairly quickly. As I didn't bike until Wednesday, I can only project back on when the bikepaths of Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge were plowed. Please send updates and reports on the conditions of other paths in Massachusetts to Doug Mink

Arnold Arboretum
1.5 miles of park roads which are mostly closed to automobile traffic with no intersections
Boston Parks and Harvard University
I was skiing here before the snow stopped, and all of the roads were bare pavement, though wet. By Wednesday, they were dry.
Jamaicaway Bikepath
1.5 miles of mostly bike/ped-separated paths paralleling a busy 4-lane parkway; two intersections with traffic lights
Boston Parks Deparment
This was plowed by the end of the day on Tuesday, but I don't know when.
Olmsted Park Paths
3/4-mile of mostly bike/ped-separated paths built over River Road, , across Leverett Pond from the Jamaicaway.
Brookline Park Department
The bikepath was plowed by the end of the day on Tuesday, but I don't know when.
Muddy River Path
12-foot-wide 0.6 mile shared bike/ped path with no intersections
Brookline Park Department and DPW
Plowed to pavement as usual.
B.U. Bridge
Sidewalk and pavement clear.
Charles River Bikepath
Narrow, shared bike-ped path with few intersections
Metropolitan District Commission
The Cambridge side was clear from B.U. Bridge to Hawthorne St.