Here's a good example in Oxford of the consequences of not de-icing cycle routes and the danger it can pose:
When pavements & cycle paths are narrow, parked on and twisted then it may not be possible for the small gritting machines to travel along. Fenced staggered crossings have this problem. Here's the north end of the Squinty bridge.
It's unlikely you can get a gritting machine through the island. The pavements on the bridge are also narrow. This makes it convoluted and difficult for gritting machines to drive a continuous route.
Meanwhile gritting machines can clear junction crossings:
And cycle paths:
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Saw three guys gritting NCN7* on the M8 bridge today, one with a wheelbarrow and two with shovels.
What do you think it would take for Glasgow to acquire a fleet of cargo bikes (electrically assisted?) for gritting? On the 360 days they're not needed for gritting they could be dealing with litter....
- I suspect they were actually gritting the path to Bellahouston Academy, but NCN7 happened to be on the same bridge.