Every city loves a headline grabbing lane dispute. Flagstaff's latest lane dispute generated a lot of on-line comments, most of which seem to hold a grain of truth (except for those who opined that bicyclists have no business on the road). This one involved a city bus, a video camera and bike lanes particially covered in snow.
I'll be honest, one reason I don't bike as much during snow season is that bike lanes are often covered in snow and this year we have had a lot of snow. So much snow that that regular traffic lanes have been significantly narrowed for days. Along many roads little space is available on the shoulder to hold plowed snow so it gets piled in the bike lane. Not fun for bike commuters but I don't know what the answer is. Most cities are cutting budgets, laying off staff (aka your fellow taxpayers) and don't have extra funds for haul snow off bike lanes. Really, folks, snow plowing is expensive and when lots of snow is coming down in a short period of time finding a place put it is very challenging.
Anyway, I'll leave further comments to you the reader.