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Old 10-24-2012, 12:26 PM
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Here's a link to my flikr set for Hall Blvd.


I highly doubt the glass Cory from ODOT saw on Hall Blvd are "glass beads from the striping".

The glass consists of curved pieces, and chunks as big as my thumbnail to as small as my pinky fingernail. I have a chunk sitting here on my desk, and a larger chunk at home sitting next to my computer. To my eye, the glass looks like pieces from a clear bottle.

There are also chunks of ceramic-- I took a shot of a nice curved piece clearly indicating that this is part of crockery (bowl, mug, something) and not pieces of the striping chipping loose, as Cory seems to think it should be.

Vance with Tigard Streets can't do anything about the debris on Hall-- I've tried that route; the most he can do is pick up dead animals. He's reported stuff I've reported, but it doesn't appear that he has much pull with ODOT either.

Bottom line is, don't ride in the bike lane between about Ashford and Bonita, and then be cautious between McDonald and Commercial St. Maybe one day the street sweeper will get out there and pick it all up. Use caution, people.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by canuck View Post
Not so sure it's purposely broken bottles in the bike lane.

I find that after recycling day there tends to be more glass on the roads in general due to the recycling truck.

The sections of Hall mentioned do have residential properties and garbage/recycling pickup.
You'd think that the recycler's desire to be paid more (and they are paid by the pound) would encourage cleanliness.

Is there a fine/fee structure for recouping cleanup costs from automotive crashes? I only assume that most of the non ceramic debris is automotive. I get the feeling that I should take pictures of all traffic crashes (with license plates prominent) so when I enforcement the responsible municipality they are more likely to do the work because there is someone they can defer the costs upon.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:19 AM
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Debris, hazard free bike lanes are essential keys to usability of bike lanes. Exactly how well city officials and employees understand this is something I wonder about. Of the range of debris that can be a hazard to use of bikes in the bike lane, I particularly wonder to what extent they're aware of the small end of that range that pose a hazard to bike travel.

Bits of glass that can cause flats can be very small...much smaller than fingernails. Often it's possible to see glass on the bike path due to the light reflecting off of even tiny bits of glass. The fact it's there though, leaves the bike path where such glass is present, barely usable. Glass on the bike lane, obliges people to ride the main lanes.

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