The last time I happened to be walking up the block when the street cleaner came by, a neighbor and I noticed that not much was picked up. In fact, the leaves and paper and other random debris remained, despite being arranged into a fairly orderly line up the block. The neighbor (seemingly an expert on street cleaners) said that it was probably because the driver was going too fast for the sweepers to pick stuff up. Not knowing anything about street cleaners, I agreed. Has anyone else noticed quick and dirty sweep-bys going on?
It seems like speedy and ineffective street cleaning is going around. Pardon Me For Asking's Katia Kelly was almost run down by a street cleaner recently, and the street was left still dirty for the trouble.