Ten years' experience of operational and experimental spreading of NaCI brine on bicycle lanes in the Odense City Council areas has shown that this is environmentally the best method of combating icy surfaces on bicycle lanes. In more or less all the commonly occurring winter situations it has been possible to maintain a high level of service on the bicycle lanes by sweeping off any snow and spreading brine. It is however quite essential to a satisfactory result that the brine is spread as a preventive measure - for example on the basis of an automatic ice warning system. Environmentally the method has meant a reduction in the amount of salt spread by about 70% compared with the spreading of dry salt, without any increase in the transportation work and without any other negative environmental impact. In financial terms the method is comparable to the spreading of dry salt, while compared with graveling it costs less than 66%. This is because of the expense of sweeping up and removing gravel, where the Danish charges for the removal of polluted gravel are about DKr 450/tonne.

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    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Mikkelsen, L
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  • Publication Date: 1998


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 687-697
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00752034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Technical Report, Volume 1, Volume 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1998 12:00AM