It is the City of Edmonton's responsibility to maintain bike lanes so that they are safe and functional year-round. They currently prioritize bike lanes at the same level as alleyways.
Despite repeated requests from many citizens via 311, bike lane and multi-use trail maintenance in 2013 has been dismal, and several weeks after making requests many routes continue to be dangerous or unusable.
We at EBC couldn't wait any longer for the contra-flow bike lane at the curve around Victoria Promenade, which has been covered with a thick layer of sand, gravel and glass. Avoiding those hazards means veering out into the outside bend of (often fast moving) oncoming traffic.
So we took a broom from home and swept up.