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I helped sweep bike lanes this weekend (and it felt great)


Volunteers sweeping a bike path on SE Division near 87th.
(Photos: Ted Timmons)
Earlier this week the PDX Transformation Twitter account put out a call for volunteers for a public service project

I inquired what was going on and found out the project was to do some winter gravel cleanup. I thought that sounded like fun!

Ultimately five of us showed up. PDX Transformation loaned some safety equipment, and we each brought brooms. We rode out to the raised bikeway at 85th and Division and went to work. The raised bikeway was a good choice, because I assume it’s one of the harder places for PBOT to run a sweeper, and it also doesn’t get any vehicle traffic to help push the debris away.

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We then continued down the street, heading east.

We shared the pictures with PDX Transformation and they tweeted them:

And there were some kind responses:

I’m really proud to have done this. It wasn’t done to shame PBOT or anything else- just because we like to have a cleaner lane to ride in.

– Ted Timmons, @tedder42 on Twitter

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