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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.


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