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Solar sidewalks

Let’s harness our exceptional amount of annual days with sun and clear our snowy winter sidewalks!

Could we heat our sidewalks with solar energy so that snow and ice melt off, insuring safe sidewalks for all?

I’m thinking major walking areas like downtown and especially Stephen ave SW.

Why is this an ambitious idea?

It hasn’t been done in our city.

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

Examine the incidence of slip and fall prior to launch and the one season after.

How is this idea attainable through the use of technology or data?

It’s attainable through solar power, existing infrastructure and existing data.

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