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The council here in Assen publishes a couple of pages in the local paper each week about things that are going on. Today (15th November) this article was included:

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Gritting - Why bollards are removed in winter

Winter is on the way. While it has not yet frozen or snowed, the city is preparing for this.

The city has more to do this year than previous years. So that paths remain passable the city has had to produce a new gritting plan. Planners are set on making it as safe as possible.

This month the bollards on some cyclepaths are being removed. This is so that the gritting lorries can access the paths and grit them.

Naturally this does not mean you can drive your car on cycle paths.

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The poles referred to are actually very rare and never cause an obstruction. One is visible here: #11534. How marvellous that I can look forward to a winter of being able to continue to use the cycle paths. Of course, it helps that cycle paths here are always wide enough to drive a truck on, that they're surfaced well enough to withstand such weight, and that drivers told not to drive on the cycle paths won't do so.

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