Bikes for DEM?
Perhaps it is time to take up a collection for RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM). I road the EBBP into work this morning and passed a DEM Park Department pickup truck rolling slowly along the edge of the Vet. Memorial Parkway that parallels the bike trail. In the truck were two parks employees, one was driving and the other had a long handled device for picking up trash. Yes, that’s right, they were rolling along the road, picking up trash from a pickup truck window!
Is it just me, or is this completely ridiculous? At most, they could reach about a foot away from the truck and it took two people to complete this monumental task. Had they been riding bicycles, they both could have been picking up trash, I’m sure they could accomplish the task faster, AND they wouldn’t be burning gas needlessly.
I think it’s time to take up a collection and purchase some bikes for the RI DEM! Oh… and helmets.