bike parking bill that City Council passed last summer that requires bike racks to be installed in new construction? The Streets Department has proposed implementing regulations that define design guidelines, set rules for racks being installed on private property, public right of way and for "art" racks. Too bad these regs weren't in effect when Temple University--Center City campus recently installed these brand new lousy school racks (see photo); the very kind of rack that will not be allowed under the new regulations.
To make installation of racks on private property easier (under the current code, you are supposed to get an individual City Council ordinance to install a rack on your own property), a bill has been introduced by City Council allowing private bike racks to be installed on the sidewalks for a $25 over the counter permit form. The new legislation will be heard on Tuesday, June 1st in at a City Council Streets Committee hearing.