Part of the haul. See more below. (Photo: Imgur via Reddit)
A reader shared a Reddit post with us that underscores the poor conditions bicycle riders face on the St. Johns Bridge.
leaves in fall and gravel in winter, to nails and illegally parked cars and delivery trucks — it sometimes feels like we face a constant barrage of hazards while biking around Portland.
That being said, it’s nice to know people care enough to take matters into their own hands and clean things up.
This Redditor bought a magnet, walked the length of the St. Johns Bridge and says he picked up about 100-200 nails, screws and other objects. Just imagine how many flat tires he prevented!
We are grateful for his service. It reminds me of
Portland’s bike lane trash hauler Danny Dunn and Bill Stites’ pedal-powered bike lane sweeper we profiled back in November.
Read more about this civic hero
over on the Reddit thread, where many people have thanked him for preventing flat tires. — Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and firstname.lastname@example.org
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