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Thread: Washington D.C. Bike Lanes Have a New Mascot: June the Broom (and Friends)

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    Default Washington D.C. Bike Lanes Have a New Mascot: June the Broom (and Friends)

    >>the brooms serve to “humanize the cost of blocking the bike lane.”

    Seriously?

    https://www.bicycling.com/news/a3010...une-the-broom/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaCynic View Post
    >>the brooms serve to “humanize the cost of blocking the bike lane.”

    Seriously?

    https://www.bicycling.com/news/a3010...une-the-broom/
    I'm always on favor of abruptly that keeps the drivers respecting our space & safety. But brooms seem like an odd choice.

    I don't see the point of them - unless they can be picked up & used to sweep debris from the bike lanes. But I didn't get that from the article



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    The brooms could also be used to assert your right to 3 feet of passing space by mounting them crosswise on the rear rack.

    Although a rake or some other yard implement better suited to scratching the paint off the side of an SUV might be superior for that purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadine View Post
    brooms seem like an odd choice
    ???

    Because they're cute!

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    I've seen poor June whacked to heck and now gone on the 1st Street Bike Line by Union Station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    The brooms could also be used to assert your right to 3 feet of passing space by mounting them crosswise on the rear rack.

    Although a rake or some other yard implement better suited to scratching the paint off the side of an SUV might be superior for that purpose.
    For that, and the zombie apocalypse, I'll go with my ditch bank blade.

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