It’s OK to lock your bike to City signs, meters, and bike racks. If your bike gets vandalized and you can’t use it, make sure you remove the frame and remaining parts. Otherwise it’ll be impounded by police as soon as 72 hours (but likely much later) after someone notices that it’s inoperable.
Can you lock your bike to a sign?
If you do lock your bike to a sign post, make sure it is properly secured to the ground. Give the post a wiggle and if it moves easily, don’t use it. … If you’re using a chain or long cable lock, avoid poles, as a thief will still be able to lift the bike over the sign.
Can you lock bikes street signs?
The best options are streetlamps, street sign posts, bike racks, and steel fence railings. … Make sure that whatever you are locking to is a good match for your lock (don’t use a long chain or cable with a parking meter or a short sign—it’s easy to just lift the locked bike over the post).
Can you lock a bike anywhere?
You need to know how to lock your bike properly too. And you need to lock your bike properly everywhere: in the street, at home and at work or college. In the street, locking your bike to a strong, immovable object in a busy area with lots of other bikes and CCTV cameras is a great start.
Can I lock my bike to anything?
Lock your bike to something tall and/or incredibly hard to move, like a tree, road sign, light pole, or a fence. If there is absolutely nothing around to lock it to, keep your bike safe by at least immobilizing your wheels. If you don’t have a lock at all, make your bike as difficult to roll away as possible.
Can I lock my bike to a lamppost?
Most regard locking bikes to street furniture such as lampposts and railings as perfectly acceptable. It even has a name – “fly parking”. But leaving a bike exposed to the elements can lead to rust. Nor should cyclists abandon common sense.