You thought your winter commute was tough? This is what it looks like to ride through a shoveled-out corridor of snow. - By Caitlin Giddings
The snow situation in Boston has reached such drastic proportions this winter that local bike commuters had to actually create their own tunnel from scratch—by shoveling out a passageway through an enormous mound of plowed snow.
Armed with spades and celebratory beers, local guitar technician Ari Goldberger and friends hollowed out a12-metre snow-packed corridor to reopen the bike path connecting Medford, Massachusetts, and Boston. For many commuters, the snow tunnel was an effective solution to a blocked Wellington Greenway path.
After pedestrians and cyclists used the tunnel for two days, the city dropped a couple of giant snow boulders at the entrance without comment, Goldberger says. Yesterday he and his cohorts were able to clear the path so cyclists can still pass through it.
Witness the short-lived snow tunnel in awe-inspiring action below.no responses.