The trails are more slippery around this time of the year.
 
Due to the temperatures fluctuating above and below freezing levels, the trails see more snow and ice than usual. This condition is usually the worst during the beginning of winter and the beginning of spring.
 
Jean Dabels, manager of parks services, encourages people using the trails to dress appropriately by wearing proper footwear that has good grip. She also recommends cleats that can be strapped onto boots and then flipped on top of the shoe when not needed.
 
"Also, walking like a penguin works," said Dabels.
 
The city is doing its best to plow and sweep the trails to keep them as clear as possible. Small rock chips are also often spread across the ground.
 
"The small chips are not harmful to the pets and they provide good traction."
 
There is a trail clearing map on the city's website.
 

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