It was fun, not really, to discover this morning that my bike lock was removed from the bike rack in front of the building where I work (Clark & Jackson).
I have been storing my lock on the rack for the past three years without a problem. There have been other locks stored on the rack. All of the locks were removed when I went to lock my bike today.
I asked someone in the building and they said that the city would have removed the locks. Is this a practice by the city? Is their a rule against keeping locks on the bike racks?
This is the firts that I cave come across this.
Bring your own angle grinder!
I have noticed periodic removal of bike locks left on racks. I wouldn't be surprised if this was one of those waves of removals.
Some racks get REALLY cluttered up with locks. It's always a risk to leave something in one place for an extended period of time.
I don't have a problem with leaving locks on racks, but I've never really understood it. Is it that much of a hassle to take your lock with you? Don't you ever make unexpected stops on your way to or from work?
And for the record, I despise dibs, but the analogy doesn't hold up here.
I'll leave the second lock on the rack so I don't have to carry both. It is a bit of a hassle to carry 2 ulocks as well as a cable lock with all the rest of the crap that I'm usually transporting. I'll risk losing a lock over my bike any day. I've never, ever encountered a rack or a pole that was so cluttered with locks that I couldn't access it. Let's file this under a yet another non-problem cyclists whine about.
"It is a bit of a hassle to carry 2 ulocks as well as a cable lock with all the rest of the crap..."
Who is whining?
Seriously go fuck yourself.
I'm not the one casting insults and profanity!