To enable safe usage at night, cycle-paths must have reflective markings at their sides. Cyclists also need to be protected from the glare of headlights on cars coming in the opposite direction. This is especially an issue where the cycle-path is on the opposite side of the road to motor vehicles heading in the same direction. Lowering the roadway vs. the cycle-path or placing a hedge are ways of reducing glare. At all times, attention must be given to ensuring that cyclists can see, and be seen by, other traffic.
Clearing of snow and ice should have at least equal priority on cycle-paths as on the main road-way. If the cycle-paths cannot be kept passable and cyclists must use the road then the speed limit on the road must be reduced to better accommodate safe cycling.