Philadelphia to start collecting abandoned bikes in July
PHILADELPHIA - June 28, 2013 (WPVI) -- If you've abandoned your bicycle in Philadelphia, you might want to go find it soon.
The city has announced abandoned bikes locked to bike boles are being tagged with notices that they will be removed July 11. If they aren't removed before then, officials say the locks will be broken and they will become city property.
The city's bicycle and pedestrian planner, Aaron Ritz, says officials look for bikes that are don't appear "ridable," bikes that are missing parts or damaged, or bikes that have been in the same location for a month or more.
This comes as some riders say there's a rash of abandoned bikes that are taking up bicycle parking.
Ritz says seized bikes will be donated to charities.
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