Spokane Bicycle News
By Anthony Hardwick
Photo Credit: Angelina Jobe Cuba
A City of Spokane Street Maintenance Division Street Sweeper cleans the bike lane at the intersection of Addison and Lyons.
The welcome sight of Spokane’s street sweeping crews were spotted around town this last week. Bicycle commuters can raise a toast in salute to less debris choking the bike lanes around town.
This reporter spotted street sweeping operations taking place on the bike path that traverses Addison, which then becomes Standard, that eventually turns into Colton. Whatever the name of the street the bike lane is on, rest assured it was swept recently by this city worker named James, who uncomfortably agreed to let me photograph him doing a great job.
Driver James, helping make the bike paths less debilitating to bicycle inner tubes.
Fellow Bike Spokane reporter Angelina Jobe Cuba spotted a sweeper cleaning the protected bike lane on Sunset Hill heading in the direction of Airway Heights.
Freshly swept asphalt along Sunset on the west side of Spokane. Photo Credit: Angelina Jobe Cuba
Less important to the bicycle commuters and recreationalists of Spokane but important to the general public, a cadre of sweepers was spotted doing great work near The Y of Newport Highway and Division in the Northland of Spokane
The City’s Street Sweeping schedule has yet to be released on the department’s website. The presence of sweepers on the street is a sign that the city is getting ahead of the street debris as the lingering snow from November begins to recede.
For better or worse meteorologists are forecasting continued chilly temperatures and occasional snowfall for the next 10 days. Get out and enjoy the clean paths while they’re still clear!
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