A photo of the lousy street cleaning on the Longfellow- there's a stripe of debris (probably with a dose of crushed glass) down the middle of the bike lane. In conditions like this I am very glad for my flat protected Schwalbes.
This is of course the problem with bike lanes being thought of as shoulders by those who maintain the roads. I read about a European program (in Copenhagen I believe) that goes out with a robot that scans the pavement in bike lanes for imperfections so that they can keep ahead of the development of cracks and potholes. Obviously we're a long way from that here.
I called MassDOT district 6 offices (617-377-7150) to complain about the lousy street sweeping.
The receptionist, said, oh yes, someone called about it yesterday too, and she said she would put in a work order, and transferred me to someone's voice mail. If you're annoyed by it too, call in and complain!
We need to train the maintenance people that that bike lane is real transportation infrastructure, and shrugging our shoulders and feeling sorry for ourselves for being second class transportation citizens won't change that.