A transport bike was converted into a mobile bike-lane sweeper in order to clear debris from a one-mile stretch of bike lane.
Workers swept debris from the confines of the bike lane and collected it.
Signage was designed for safety concerns and ease-of-movement by sweepers.
Sweeping in difficult work!; here workers take a break from their efforts. Each were paid a living wage during their time sweeping.
More safety signage.
Seventy pounds of debris was collected from just a one-mile segment of bike lane. Broom Wagon public intervention was done as part of Traces and Trajectories, an exhibit which examines the history of Rocket Grant projects in the Kansas City region. The program, with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation, Charlotte Street Foundation, and the KU Spenser Museum of Art support This year, 2016, marks the 7th year of Rocket Grants funding for multidisciplinary, artist-driven and artist-centered projects throughout the Kansas City region.
The project was implemented because road grit and debris frequently collects in the bike lane which creates a hazard for cyclists.
Debris samples were sent to city staff encouraging them to uphold the social contract of proper bike lane maintenance and to involve artists directly in decision-making processes.