I’m just gonna play this on a loop for the next 2 months.
Did I notice that SDOT’s tweet accompanying this video shortened the democratically-elected name “OK Broomer” to just “Broomer?” Yes I did. But so long as they keep sweeping the bike lanes, they can call it whatever they like.
This skinny bike lane sweeper was first planned in 2013 as the city started building out bike lanes with barriers, making them inaccessible to their existing street sweepers. It’s always wonderful to see it in action. My 4-year-old saw it a few weeks ago and was starstruck.
In non-sweeper news, I hope to have more short posts on the blog like this one as part of my effort to not put so much of my work straight onto Twitter. I welcome your feedback on this change.