Hundreds of parking meters in San Pedro and Wilmington will be removed this week in an effort to ease parking and increase economic activity in both areas (covered by the Los Angeles Times and the Daily Breeze). What many people may not know is the removal of these parking meters will allow select meter posts in both areas to serve a new purpose as bicycle racks.
Yesterday’s press event kicked off what will likely involve two weeks of removal and installation work. The new racks feature our beloved LADOT Bike Program logo and allow two bicycles to be safely locked to each former parking meter. (More info about our parking meter racks are available here).
Providing secure and visible bicycle parking in communities such as San Pedro and Wilmington is a major objective of LADOT’s Bike Program and promotes a more bicycle friendly Los Angeles. We’re very excited to be presented with this opportunity to provide bicycle parking in areas where many residents utilize bicycles as their primary mode of transportation and still more use bicycles to visit local destinations and run errands. If you live in either of these areas, please send us pics when you use them (or send them to our Flickr pool)!