Part of the reason that these green news racks replaced the regular racks we used to have was that a former Mayor of San Francisco didn’t like what was said about him in the media. And another part of it had to do with, and there’s a lot of this in town, people making six figures a year imposing their aesthetics, their values, on the much larger class of people making five figures a year.
Anyway, at least you can use them for something, at least they have some use. All those handles look as if they were made for U locks:
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Look forward to the removal of most of these mostly-empty green monsters within five years…
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