Another sign that winter is coming
winter's coming, the 6-bike racks are going!
How do I know?
The Ville de Montreal is removing the seasonal 6-bike parking stands.
New-style parking meter secure-bike-locking posts
The new style parking-meter-post stands will remain. It is only the sidewalk-blocking 6-bike stands that are being removed.
The rationale is that they interfere with snow-removal operations. But they don't take down the big-sidewalk-blocking bus-shelters. Maybe we could combine bike parking and bus-waiting. And maybe... the bike parking could have a roof to protect bikes from the rain and snow, year-round!
Two models of year-round bike stands