Sidewalk Snow Removal
As a winter city, we all know that snow, and the removal of it, is inevitable. We want to ensure our sidewalks are as safe as possible for those that need to use them. Our Community Standards Bylaw asks that property owners or tenants keep their adjacent city sidewalk clear of snow and ice to the pavement. It is important to shovel the sidewalk as soon as possible after each snowfall to avoid a buildup that can then be difficult to deal with.
Please note sand can be used as a temporary measure to provide traction in icy areas. Free sand is available at community leagues and other places throughout Edmonton; visit Edmonton.ca for locations. A new sandbox was installed last year at Oxford Park (13040 155 Avenue).
Community members should be aware that there is a fine associated with failure to keep the sidewalks clear of snow, as well, the cost for the contractor to clear the sidewalk is billed back to the property owner.
Check out the City of Edmonton website for more information and helpful resources.