Parks Department Clips the Glut of Bikes from Allen Street Mall Fences

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 at 5:00 am by

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Parks Department removing bikes

If you had a bike locked to the fence along the Allen Street Mall north of Delancey Street, there’s a good chance it’s gone. Forever. In a show of force, the Parks Department chose yesterday as the day of enforcement in the median parkway.

Workers broke out the angle grinders and bolt cutters to remove the glut of bikes locked to the knee-high fencing. The ironwork itself has become somewhat of a depository for bikes of varying conditions in recent years. Most were rusted out, unrideable, and won’t be missed. Our tipster tells us that there weren’t any warning signs posted here to alert owners to the removal.

Anyway, the bike bones were tossed into the garbage truck and likely crushed to death.

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The glut of bikes affixed to the fence, March 2015

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