Here’s the right way to lock your bike in the NIMBY-infested Alamo Square part of the Western Addition.
See? A hefty chain for the frame and front wheel plus a U-lock for the rear:
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Now here’s the sitch just 12 feet away:
See? Neglecting your wheels is a sure-fire way to total your bike.
So here, the owner comes back to the bike and sees that it’s not going anywhere anytime soon, so s/he just leaves the bike there to rust away, for days, weeks, months, and, possibly, years.
What’s it going to be like when “bikeshare” comes to San Francisco and your credit card gets charged $1000 when you “lose” the bike you rented? I know not.
Our City Family wants to encourage cycling in San Francisco, but it does nothing about this sort of thing.