Philly is trying a new bike rack to stop cars from blocking fire hydrants - Philadelphia Inquirer
Drivers hate circling Philadelphia blocks endlessly, and some will park anywhere — even if it’s an illegal spot in front of a fire hydrant. Firefighters sometimes must smash car windows to hook up hose.
Meanwhile, cyclists grumble constantly about full bike racks.
Now, a coalition of government agencies, planners and enterprising young transportation designers think they’ve found a solution to these three urban problems: A new kind of bike rack.