From Bicycle Coalition's Jill Minick:
Budgets cuts have created a sad fact of life for cyclists.
Yesterday while riding home at 24th and Gray’s Ferry Avenue, I heard the fatal woosh, a flat rear tire. The bike lanes are so full of glass and trash that it was inevitable. Woosh…….. and a flat rear tire.
So, today I called our new customer service department at 311. The sad news is that our city streets are no longer swept clean of glass and trash. Besides being an eyesore it is expensive for cyclists. I have now ruined 2 tires in the area between 24th St and the Gray’s Ferry Bridge. I know street sweeping isn’t cheap but neither are tires.
Even sadder, I was told by the 311 operator to get the homeowners to sweep it, when I said it was a non-residential area, they told me to go sweep it myself.