June 10th = Bike parking rings installation! Yesterday's "tree"tise post prompted Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities to call and tell us that they have a commitment from the Parking Authority that it will start installing the first 500 rings (out of 1600 ordered) on meter posts on Thursday, June 10th. PPA will focus on Walnut Street and South Street first. We'll be contacted when the crew arrives on Walnut Street to get photos of the installation.
To the commenter who wrote about Fairmount Park: you are correct, the Department of Parks and Recreation (there is no more Fairmount Park Commission) does have authority to "cut" bikes locked on trees. However, they don't have the resources to enforce, so the best thing is to create as much bike parking as possible so that bicyclists aren't tempted to use a tree as a rack.