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Police to Remove Abandoned Bicycles in Downtown State College

by on August 17, 2018 4:00 AM

If you have a bicycle parked in downtown State College, you'll want to check on it before Saturday.

In an effort to weed out abandoned bikes and de-clutter downtown racks, State College police began tagging bicycles parked downtown earlier this week. On Saturday, Aug. 18, police will begin removing bicycles that have not been checked on by their owners.

"State College Borough maintains several bike racks to accommodate cyclists who utilize the downtown area," Lt. Chad Hamilton said in a release. "Many of these bicycle racks have become cluttered with abandoned bicycles making it difficult to utilize the racks."

Bikes that are determined to be abandoned will be impounded.

Police also reminded bicycle owners of parking regulations in the borough's ordinance

Bicycles cannot be chained or secured to a street rack for more than 72 hours or a rack inside a municipal parking facility for more than 30 days. No bicycle may be secured to signs or trees in the street rights-of-way. Bikes also may not be parked against windows or parking meters or on the main traveled portion of the sidewalk.

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