This paper presents the results from an online survey conducted to investigate the current winter maintenance practices for parking lots and sidewalks used by municipalities in Canada and the United States. The survey was designed to extract key information from a large sample of municipalities facing a wide variety of winter conditions and following different winter maintenance practices. The survey focused on investigating major components of winter maintenance activity, such as the maintenance methods followed, application rates applied, types of snow control agents used, etc. The collected data is useful in understanding current trends in winter maintenance, including the materials and application rates typically used. These results can be used for further research investigating new technologies, methods for winter maintenance practices, or developing practical guidelines for existing practices. Furthermore, municipalities can use these results to adjust current maintenance and managements polices related to winter maintenance.
Contributors: Muresan M, Hossain S M K, Fu L,Xie, R.
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