How much effort/money would it take the City of Ottawa to send out a crew of its now-idle sidewalk plows and clear the bikepaths of snow and ice?

This small amount of effort would get tonnes of people back on their bikes commuting to work weeks sooner than sitting back and letting mother nature run her course.

I know of many cyclists (myself included) who are pining for the ability to cycle to work, but are unable to due to the long stretches of snow/ice on the bike paths network.