As the Capital District gears up for another winter. The Albany Common Council has imposed new rules for snow emergency situations. This year Albany residents will only be given 24 hrs to clear snow from sidewalks.

ALBANY - City residents and business owners will now have 24 hours to clear their sidewalks of snow before being subject to a fine.

The Albany Common Council on Monday night approved the ordinance — first introduced by Councilwoman Leah Golby — which removes an extra 24-hour window given to those who haven't cleared sidewalks of snow. It takes effect Dec. 1.

Do you think this will help to make commuting easier, or is this just a way to make more money ?