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legal to lock to handicap pole?

you know the poles that have the blue sign on them for the handicap spots? is it legal to lock my bike to these if there is enough room on the sidewalk? there is nothing else to lock my bike too so i put my lock through my frame and front wheel, but i'd rather have it locked to something stationary!!
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I wouldn't think so, I dont think you can lock bikes to traffic signs...Besides the fact that its kind of inconsiderate since the people parking in those spots probably cannot ride a sportbike.

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Check with your local gov't/city, but I'd say 99.9% of the time, it won't be legal. A motorcycle is a registered vehicle, and a vehicle needs to be in a legal parking space (it's for this reason that most areas won't allow you to park on sidewalks, either).
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Check with your local gov't/city, but I'd say 99.9% of the time, it won't be legal. A motorcycle is a registered vehicle, and a vehicle needs to be in a legal parking space (it's for this reason that most areas won't allow you to park on sidewalks, either).
about the legality, but it really depends on the region.

Also, many portions of sidewalks are actually privately owned and not under the city's jurisdiction.

Talk to one of the meter maids who seems cooler about whether they care or not, or about a specific spot's jurisdiction, etc.

My bike parking spot at my apt and at my office are both not real spots and I have never had a problem. Furthermore, there are areas around where lots of riders put their bikes and the maids don't care, just walk right by. Just do a little research and you'll figure it out
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Motorcycle bike? No way. Around here anyway it's illegal to block the sidewalks.

Mountain/road bike? I'd be curious to know too.

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Motorcycle bike? No way. Around here anyway it's illegal to block the sidewalks.

Mountain/road bike? I'd be curious to know too.
I was talking about my motorcycle
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Oops! Was on the phone...

Then yes... I'm not surprised if its illegal!!




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Traditionally it is NOT legal to park on the side walks. If there is not designated Bike parking then you are subject to park in standard parking spaces. Parking in any other areas will subject you to being towed, at owners’ expense of course.


We only get away with it because Cops don't care or property owners don't care, where we park. Other wise it's.... take your chances....
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Traditionally it is NOT legal to park on the side walks. If there is not designated Bike parking then you are subject to park in standard parking spaces. Parking in any other areas will subject you to being towed, at owners’ expense of course.


We only get away with it because Cops don't care or property owners don't care, where we park. Other wise it's.... take your chances....
My point exactly... I have figured out clutch spots for home, work, gym... you just have to feel out your neighborhood for what people are cool with and what they aren't... !
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I'm not certain if it's legal or not to lock your bike to a handicapped pole, but it would be rude, even if were a blind czech, or a deaf turk, or..............

Some folks just have more money than good sense.
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I know here in my hometown it is only a 2 dollar ticket to park on the sidewalk, or on the wrong side of the road. However, to park in the sherrif's spot at the courthouse is 7 dollars. I have only had one of the above tickets, and it is my only ticket thus far in life. (Parked on the left side of the road at a party that got busted.)
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I'm not certain if it's legal or not to lock your bike to a handicapped pole, but it would be rude, even if were a blind czech, or a deaf turk, or..............
Wait! Wait! Should we move this post to the "controversy" thread so it can blossom to its full potential?
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Wait! Wait! Should we move this post to the "controversy" thread so it can blossom to its full potential?

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