Penn cracking down (Illegally) on bikes!
UPENN police have put up warning signs letting people know that their locks may be cut and bikes confiscated if they lock to a parking meter on public sidewalks. It is not known where the directive came from and is particularly puzzling since UPENN is a partner in the "Share the Road Campaign".
This is of course illegal - Pennsylvania code for bicycle parking is clear on this
Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Chapter 35 - SPECIAL VEHICLES AND PEDESTRIANS
Subchapter A - Operation of Pedalcycles (Bicycles)
Section 3509. Parking.
(1) A person may park a pedalcycle on a sidewalk unless prohibited or restricted by an official traffic-control device. (IE Streets Dept or PennDOT, not UPENN)
(2) A pedalcycle parked on a sidewalk shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of pedestrian or other traffic.