Mini-sweepers to keep Limerick cycle network clear of debris

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One of the mini sweepers deployed on Limerick’s cycling network.

TWO new mini sweepers are to be deployed on Limerick’s cycling network in the coming days as part of Limerick City and County Council’s efforts to keep cycle lanes clear of rubbish and debris.

The delivery of the new sweepers comes at a time when the council’s Active Travel team is continuing to roll out new cycling infrastructure across Limerick.

In the past year alone, Active Travel has installed new segregated cycle lanes at locations including Dooradoyle Road, Groody Road, St Nessan’s Road and Childers Road.

Director of Service for Transportation and Mobility at Limerick City and County Council, Brian Kennedy said: “Delivering new cycling infrastructure is only one part of the Active Travel story, we also need to ensure that our cycle network is serviceable.

“The mini sweepers, funded by the National Transport Authority, will be deployed as part of a regular schedule of cleaning and maintenance. The size of the new sweepers makes them ideal for fitting into the segregated cycle lanes at these locations, and elsewhere”.

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Active Travel Senior Engineer Sean McGlynn said he was delighted to “finally see the new sweepers get to work keeping the new cycle lanes and cycleways clear of rubbish and debris and safe for cyclists.”