What happens when the wind blows across the road and the snow melts?
The Schwinns children’s tricycle can’t be parked.
What happens if a car comes through the intersection and plows into your front seat?
You’re going to have a bumpy ride.
The same goes for when the weather turns and you’re in a traffic jam and it’s not safe to drive.
When it gets dark and you have no lights to navigate, you’re going, “I don’t know what to do.”
“It’s not a pleasant experience.
You’re in the middle of nowhere.
The snow falls, the wind changes direction, the cars pass and you don’t see the road,” said Michael DeSimone, the founder of Ride Out, a ride-sharing company that has been providing free rides in Montreal since 2013.
“It’s really frustrating.”
The problems can be hard to spot because the vehicles are so unfamiliar, DeSimon said.
“You’re driving along the road.
You see cars coming.
You don’t have any lights, and you just have a big black line.
Then you’re driving in reverse.
You have no idea where it’s going to turn, what it’s gonna be like,” he said.
“When you have a snow storm you have the snow on your windshield and you know that’s the direction it’s coming.”
DeSimone said people need to be prepared for the unpredictable.
“When it’s bad weather, people will start running away.
When there’s no one to run, they’ll be on the sidewalk, they’re on the sidewalks in the street,” he explained.”
It makes it really tough to move.”
But while snow is an inconvenience, it can be an opportunity.
“With all of these traffic congestion things that have been happening around the city, it’s really difficult to get people to move around the streets.
They have no reason to go anywhere.
People have to just be there, and that can be difficult,” said DeSiman.”
The roadways are very slippery, and the roads can be very narrow, so you have nowhere to go, you have nothing to do, so they’ll just walk, and then it’s a challenge to get back to where you came from,” he added.
DeSimon added that people need time to get used to the road conditions.
“They have to get their feet wet.
They don’t need to take their boots off, they don’t even need to change into snow boots.
They can just get out of the car and get out on the road, and they’ll have no problems.”
DeSantis said the snow has also had an impact on the city’s image.
“For a long time, we were always going to be a city that was a little bit of a ghost town.
We’ve been working on a lot of different things in the last year, and this is one of the biggest ones,” he told CBC Montreal.
DeSantos said the city needs to be careful not to put too much emphasis on the snow.
“We’re still learning to deal with this winter, but I think people are going to look at us and say, ‘We’re not going to deal, because we’re still here, and we’ve got a lot more to offer,'” he said, adding that the city is still in need of investment.
DeStantis also noted that the snowstorm is part of a pattern that will continue to develop throughout the year.
“There are going be lots of snowfalls in the spring and the fall, but it’s the beginning of a trend that will only get worse in the summer,” he pointed out.