Geneva minister forced to defend winter reaction
The Geneva Minister in charge of urban security was forced to defend the city’s reaction to the recent snowy weather.
At a meeting of the city council last night, Guillaume Barazzone, said workers were on the streets for 60 hours non-stop, clearing snow and gritting the roads.
Some councilors complained the cycle lanes were not cleared quickly, earning a rebuke. The minister says snow ploughs are not on the streets to benefit cyclists. They have to make a choice between taking a risk with cars and slaloming with pedestrians.
He said 300 workers were out for three days, ploughing and gritting – but also admitted there is an opportunity to improve.