It's been at least a year since somebody has mentioned David Peterson's bicycle snow plow.
Peterson rides his bike seven miles to his job at Fermilab in Chicago Chicagoland. When he built this snow plow for his bicycle several years ago, the bike paths he took to work weren't plowed, so he started walking to work with a shovel and shoveling the path along the way. He soon moved up to a push plow, a contraption he pushes like a baby stroller with angled blades to push the snow to the side.
In 2002, he built his tow-behind snow plow.
David Peterson posts the history and detailed construction plans for the bicycle snow plow at his website. I have no idea if he still uses this (the website was last updated in 2005), but I've sent Peterson an email and we'll see what he says.
Here's another bicycle snow plow photo I found randomly on the web.
...props to david peterson...it's obvious he does this for altruistic reasons & therefore, he's encouraging others to winter ride... ...the man's also gotta be getting pretty strong doing that...sheesh !!!...
...it's also nice to hear jennifer saying there are already dozens of cycle paths w/ more being built in the area... ...the chicago area seems to be quite progressive regarding bicycles...
I just heard back from Peterson. He indeed continues to plow the paths, and in fact now they have a "pony express" of plowers -- other cyclists catch up to Peterson and they trade bikes to split the labor. He plans to update his website with new information, also.
"I just heard back from Peterson. He indeed continues to plow the paths, and in fact now they have a "pony express" of plowers -- other cyclists catch up to Peterson and they trade bikes to split the labor."
That is the most awesome thing I've heard in months.