Should the Radnor Trail Be Plowed and Salted?
Radnor Township does not remove snow or ice on the trail in the winter, despite that it is used year-round.
At Monday's Board of Commissioners meeting, Radnor resident Susan Michaelson ask the board to rethink the township's policy not to plow and salt the Radnor Trail during winter.
A regular user of the trail, Michaelson said leaves and debris are cleared from the trail throughout the year, the trash cans are emptied, and other township-owned walkways are maintained during the winter.
“It’s not clear to me why the paved trail should be treated differently, given the large amount of year-round users," she said.
Michaelson also noted that there is no signage to let users know that the trail is not being cleared of snow and ice and that it is to be used at their own risk.
Commissioner Bill Spingler said the policy was born because there were requests by residents to leave snow so people could cross-country ski during the winter.