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Geneva minister forced to defend winter reaction

National News // March 7, 2018

The Geneva Minister in charge of urban security was forced to defend the city’s reaction to the recent snowy weather.

Pixabay Geneva minister forced to defend winter reaction

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.

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