It brings up a fair point. What would happen if the city didn’t salt the roads? Where I was born, the town never salted the roads. Same goes for many rural communities. The streets would be slippier, but I argue, as does the article, that people would drive accordingly.
Salt ruins my bike. I have to hose my bike off and then dry it off for fear that salt will eat away at all the parts. It’s horrible for the environment and we’d all get less wet feet because of it.
This morning, on Mount Royal, the salt still hadn’t taken full effect. The roads were entirely snow covered. They were completely white. It was easy riding on. I saw no cars slamming into others. It wasn’t pandemonium. Must the city really salt all the roads ?