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285 Bicycle Meter Hitches Now Throughout the City

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Some resourcefulness and a little money has gone a long way this past week with the city's Bikeways Department. With parking meters being replaced by the new Park & Pay system kiosks, those meters, which often doubled as handy bicycle parking, were threatened to be taken off the street. Not so fast. In key areas around the city, crews spent four nights last week reconfiguring the meters into the new bicycle meter hitches.

For a grand total of $50,000 spent on manufacturing and installation, Los Angeles now has a additional 285 bicycle parking spots in eight different neighborhoods ranging from downtown to the Westside to the Valley.

Any more planned? "We are going to finish up the Fashion District when we have more funds available and then expansion of the project will be based on expansion of the expansion of new meter project," explained Michele Mowery, Senior Bicycle Coordinator for the city. A list places of where the 285 meter hitches are located is below: