For the homeless, the cold winter months are unrelenting. Those people on the margins of society are faced with the daily challenge of simply surviving a cold winter night.

It’s no secret the Route 2 bridge in Arlington near the Alewife station has provided a shelter for homeless people in this area, but the so-called solution to maintaining public safety and addressing the sensitive issue of homelessness has pitted the town of Arlington against state transportation officials.

As APN’s Jeff Barnd reports, it all has to do with spikes.