This Sunday (March 4th) being Clean-up Australia Day, appropriate to go for a little cycle with dustpan and brush, and a sealable container - and sweep up some glass from a local bike-path or bike lane (keeping a wary eye out for passing traffic - bikes included). A nice little gesture to fellow cyclists. Just a thought.
Sorry mate I'll be at work all weekend, if you have any blackspots in mind for a working bee I could make myself free for Monday or next Friday.
I have been known to weed out bindi (aka three-corner-jacks) when I notice them and I can get back with the car, gloves, box and tool...
Good stuff - I can recall a couple of others who've been known to attack that terrible stuff. I've only collected up 3-corner-jacks in the traditional method. In the tyres ...
That's a great idea BJ.
When I did my spot of gardening along the tram bike path I was cheered along by other cyclists and pedestrians. It was a good feeling even if it is a bit self-serving. (I'm going to have to do it again soon, but the problem is getting too big for my secateurs and bow saw)
Glass on the road will always be there but it would be easy to take a broom to work and make a slow journey of it to do some maintenance. I'd probably bring a camera to photograph the amount of glass just in case there are 'glass denialists' out there!
I swept up two lots of glass from the Mike Turtur a couple of weeks ago - one on top and one next to the tram stop city-side. Received a nice smile and thank you from one woman rider, blank stares from other passers. Both "deposits" were broken beer bottles. I won't be doing it this Sunday in particular - certainly not on any east parklands trails! Two-litre ice-cream containers make good 'bins'.
Found recently, dumped near the bottom of Old Norton Summit Road, downhill side,
(a) used inner tube, skinny French valve
(b) used CO2 cartridge, X-Tech brand, CO2 refill cartridge, 16 gram, threaded.
You know who you are ... so do I !
A nice crisp $10 note - forwarded to myself - for the Community Bicycle Workshop at Plympton - might prevent me naming names.
no excuse for that is there. you don't even have to take it all the way home, there are bins on Magill Rd.
That is a Cool idea! I'm tidying up my local park on sunday, I will sweep a decent section of bike path too. Thanks for the idea.