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Gotta love the "bike jail" image from the second link: locked up for the crime of underconsumption and put on display as a warning to others who might be inclined toward sedition.

Isn't that wrought iron fence a little much?

Well, it's New York City - at a transit stop (where the bike might be left all day), so I'm not sure even that's enough security for the Big Apple.

I do like the idea of putting two bikes in there for a little Thunderdome-style steel cage death match. My bike would so win.

Even better would be something like what they are now using in Portland, OR.

http://bikeportland.org/2006/11/30/more-on-street-bike-parking-comes-to-north-portland/

Wait WC, are you saying that the "cage" locks somehow? I thought maybe it was just supposed to look intimidating to the casual, opportunistic bike thief or something.

BTW, what do you ride?

A bike locked to a parking meter is a safety hazard? Give me a break!

If you look at the picture of the cage, there's a little mechanical box on the corner. I think that requires a swipe card or something for access. I ride a Specialized Sirrus mostly.

A bike locked to a parking meter could be a safety hazard depending on the location, but most (98%) of the time, I think they're fine. In general I'm brought back to the numerous times my dad yelled at me for using a screwdriveer as a hammer - "For every job there is one right tool" he would say. A parking meter is not the right tool (it may be more like using a butter knife as a screwdriver though).

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