Ring the Bell: Bike Parking Just Got Easier

Rings are installed on Walnut St.In 2009, the Philadelphia Parking Authority began removing heads from meters, converting to a kiosk system. This made the metal poles far less useful to city cyclists looking for a place to lock up. In fact, last year, Grid Publisher Alex Mulcahy's bike was tethered to a parking meter on Arch Street outside HQ when, unbeknownst to him, the head was removed—soon after, so was his bike. Bummer.

Well, great news! Yesterday, the city started installing bike lock rings on the old poles. According to the Bicycle Coalition, stimulus cash paid for 1,500 rings. Click here for more pictures.

Via Philly Brownstoner.