You have probably noticed that since the week-long snow storm, bike lanes and trails around the city are full of debris. The street sweepers are out there, but it’s going to take a while for all the bike lanes and bike trails to get cleared.
Well, one West Seattle commuter decided he was sick of waiting, so he’s organizing a community trail clean-up day Saturday starting at 2 p.m. to clean up around the W Seattle Bridge.
From Neal “Fat Guy on a Bike” Poland:
I am planning on hosting a cleanup “party” this Saturday 1/4/2012 for anyone interested in helping clean up the commuter trail/bike lane areas around the west Seattle bridge and the Port of Seattle. Due to the winter weather, there is tons of gravel, glass and other nasty debris that, if cleaned up, would help make a safer commute for everyone.
Indeed! Some of us see that debris and say, “I wish someone would clear this!” Others (like me) take photos of it:
But Poland decided to do something about it, and that’s totally rad. It won’t clean all the city’s bike routes, but it will make one key spot better. So grab a broom, figure out how to haul it on your bike, and help him out!
Details (see also the Facebook event):
Meet at the fishing pier at 9AM.
Bust out some sweeping of the trail and maybe a little trash pickup. I”ll provide the trashbags if folks can bring their own brooms, etc.
Call it quits by 11
Then bonfire and BBQ on the beach for anyone interested.
Those interested in hitting the beach can RSVP me @ email@example.com so I can plan accordingly.