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NYC turns parking meters to bike racks
The Big Apple is making an effort to trade four wheels for two by ripping out parking meters and turning them into bike racks. The city plans to recycle 225 meters for the pilot program and replace them with gracefully designed circular bike racks. The city’s bigger plan is to increase bike ridership threefold, and these racks are a great (and beautiful) step in that direction. The racks themselved are designed to fit into the old meter poles, which will actually save the city $200 per removed meter (the cost of ripping out the pole and filling in the hole. The city also plans to recycle the metal parts of the old meters.