Efficient, effective and cute? Say hello to San Francisco Public Works’ brand new bike lane sweepers.
With over 15 miles of protected bike lanes (and more on the way,) SF Public Works needed to upgrade its street cleaning fleet in order to keep our city’s bike infrastructure free of debris. The three new mechanical sweepers will have a set schedule to make sure all of SF’s protected bike lanes are cleaned regularly so that your bike ride from Cargo Way in the Bayview to Turk Street in the Tenderloin is welcoming and safe.
The City debuted the bike lane sweepers last week by highlighting one of our city’s newest and most gorgeous protected bike lanes on Upper Market Street. After a years-long campaign, the protected bike lane to connect Octavia up to the Wiggle was finally constructed in May. Without the new bike lane sweepers, Upper Market would not be cleaned as often or as well.
We know that our members continue to push and advocate for more, and so we are committed to putting these bike lane sweepers to work by winning more protected bike lanes throughout San Francisco. Want to power our advocacy? Join or renew your membership today to support our street campaigns for better bike infrastructure.