City Street Sweepers

Today me  and Jim Wilcox of  Lane Bike Coalition, took trays of sandwiches, boxes of cookies, and other goodies down to the Eugene City Maintenance Yard on Roosevelt St, to the workers that sweep our streets. We wanted them to know as bicycle commuters how much we appreciate their efforts in keeping the bike lanes in such great shape for us cyclists. Not only do they run crews pretty much 24/7, but they also provide a hotline that you may call to report glass in the bike lane. ( 541-682-4800)

We had a chance to talk with a few of the crew pictured above with Jim, in red shirt, as they headed for the food. Again, thanks for your efforts, you make my riding much safer and a lot more pleasant.