Folks call, e-mail, or tweet us with the location of dead and abandoned bicycles taking up valuable bike parking. For the past couple years, we have worked with the Philadelphia Streets Sanitation Department to remove these derelict bikes from Center City.
|Derelict bike, taking up valuable bike parking space.|
The bicycles are donated to Neighborhood Bike Works, who scrap them for useful parts or deploy them in their fabulous Earn-A-Bike program. Currently we only have the resources to do this several times a year, and only in Center City. It is one small way, however, that we help keep the bicycle ecosystem in Philadelphia from getting too gunked up.
For a more poetic report on our previous dead bike removal outing, or to learn more about our educational programming, visit our Bike PHL education blog. For more photos from the dead bike cleanup, check out our Flickr set.