Although I realize not much can be done about these things, and it's not a huge deal to have these items locked to or butted up against the bike parking, it becomes more of an issue when it's the only bike parking for quite some distance. One of my frequently visited places happens to be one of those locations with only one bicycle rack. Unfortunately, it's also a location that I often find no bike parking for various reasons. Sometimes it's because there are so many bikes in the center (which is great!), and other times it's for some other reason.
|Approximately half (slightly less) of this bike parking is actually usable as it sits here.|
While I realize this instance is an easy fix, and had it been necessary, I could've moved the bench down to park/lock, I'm fascinated by how frequently this type of thing seems to happen in the locations I find myself. Have you noticed an increase in blocked or obstructed bike parking? Is bike parking relatively easy to find in your area or the places you frequent? I can't help but wonder if I'm the only one who runs into these odd situations.