|Open for bike parking, if you dare.|
We locked our bikes on to an iron tree guard, leaving he rest of the sidewalk open for walkers, baby strollers and wheel chairs. Bob noticed that the bump out in the sidewalk eliminated a parking space on the street but would have made an excellent location for the ring-style bike rack. "They should have put it here", her remarked. Yes, it would have been perfect. Too small for a car but seven or eight bicycles could have been locked to the rack.
I don't know who owns the bike rack but it's location seems like an ADA problem waiting to happen. I'm not sure if any there are any local restrictions against placing a bike parking space on the street among spaces designated for automobiles but I plan to ask our local bike czar what he thinks.