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New Kind of Bicycle Rack Dots Hollywood Boulevard

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Out with the old meters, in with hand-me-down bicycle racks called meter hitches. When the city last year began replacing parking meters with the new pay station ones, that either left headless meters or no meters at all along stress, which meant less options for bicycle parking. Then last night, as part of a pilot project between the Department of Transportation and Council President Eric Garcetti's office, came 52 new bicycle meter hitches on Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea and Vine.

“This new program will provide more bicycle parking to make it easier for residents and visitors who want to use bikes to get around the neighborhood,” said Garcetti in a statement. “We want to make it as easy and attractive as possible for people to ride a bike rather than drive a car, especially for short trips.”