Clean and Safe Services
The Lancaster City Alliance has contracted with Block by Block to provide for both the clean and safe services in Downtown and Northwest Lancaster City. We oversee a ten member bike squad, seven days a week, and on behalf of the Downtown Investment District (DID), also manage a three member Clean Team that covers the Downtown, as defined by the DID, six days a week. With extra shifts on Friday and Saturday from 11:30am till 8pm and from 10:30am till 2:30pm on Sundays.
The Lancaster City Alliance’s red-shirted Bike Ambassadors patrol Northwest and Downtown Lancaster on foot and bicycle.Squad members perform three important functions to enhance the quality of life for people who live, work and visit this area of the City. They are trained to serve as community ambassadors, aiding people with directions and pointing out local amenities. Squad members also routinely identify nuisance issues such as excessive trash, graffiti and city maintenance issues. Importantly, because of their visibility, the squad acts as additional ‘eyes and ears’ in the community, providing an enhanced sense of security, often providing support, such as traffic control, to emergency responders.
Squad members patrol the Downtown and Northwest seven days a week, with approximately 15 hours of coverage Monday – Saturday and 8 hours on Sunday. For more information, contact David Aichele, Director of Clean & Safe Services, at daichele@TeamLanc.org or 717-394-0783.
The Lancaster City Alliance manages the Downtown Investment District (DID) contract with Block by Block to provide supplemental sidewalk sweeping services given the heavy foot traffic that occurs in Downtown and the importance of keeping pedestrian corridors clean. A crew of two full-time, one part-time employees cover the Downtown six days a week. Wearing visible blue shirts with the DID logo, the crew utilizes a combination of mechanical equipment and dust pans/brooms to keep public areas free of litter. In the Fall, this crew takes on the major task of collecting fallen leaves on sidewalks, and the crew also assists with clearing ADA ramps during snowstorms. Importantly, property owners in the DID, as in all parts of the City, retain primary responsibility for maintaining their sidewalks.
For more information, contact David Aichele, Director of Clean & Safe Services, at daichele@TeamLanc.org or 717-394-0783.