BikeLane.jpgAbout 60 unused parking meter poles throughout San Francisco are being made into bicycle racks in an effort to give more parking to cyclists.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency began retrofitting the 60 unused poles on Wednesday to include a metal ring that cyclists can park and lock their bikes to, according to a statement.

The new ring-shaped racks will provide parking for cyclists in areas where single space car meters are being replaced with new multi-car meters in the Civic Center and Golden Gateway area.

SFMTA has installed more than 400 sidewalk bike racks, and five on-street bike corrals, the statement said. The organization has plans to install five more bike corrals before the end of this year.

Saul Sugarman, Bay City News

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