Toronto’s Bike Racks

Toronto Bike Poles

Being an avid cyclist myself, one of the first things I noticed around Toronto are the endless bike racks installed by the city. I mentioned to some friends how cool I thought that was, that the city was so supportive but as Jay noted in the comments on that photo, the racks aren’t as secure as they were meant to be and their are some other versions besides the basic rings. This is all incredibly fascinating to me as a visitor. The Torontoist piece I linked to above mentions a 2×4 can be used to break the rack very easily, I’m curious if anyone has any first hand experience of this happening? Anyone had their bikes stolen off of these racks? They certainly seem to be well used around town so I’m just curious how secure people feel they are -2×4 hack or not.

1 Comment so far

  1. chris (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 1:21 pm

    had my ride stolen from a ring/post rack on saturday. awesome. the ring/post rack was intact so they must have just forced my lock.

    awesome to lose your primary mode of transport to some douche. i is bummed.

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