2009-01-28 / 22:56 / dave
Apparently we might soon have sponsored bike racks attached to parking meters. Great! Except for the titular question. The mini-U is sized to go around meters. It’s true that larger locks aren’t always safe since the bike can be lifted off, but in general an area with meters has lots of other lock targets (trees, signs, fences, railings).
I suspect the main use is as a revenue source; I can only hope the ads are as classy as those above urinals.
I am excited about the expedited process for allowing businesses to install their own bike rack (more about that at Bike Pittsburgh).