City uses bands to enforce bike parking


Brian Lee/Daily Senior Staffer

The city has created yellow bands that will be wrapped around bike locks attached to sign posts and street lights, among other objects beside bike racks. Suzette Robinson, director of the Public Works Department, proposed the bands.

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

Evanston is rolling out a new way of reminding residents where to park their bikes, according to a city official.

City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said Wednesday that city officials will wrap yellow bands around bike locks they spot on sign poles and street lights, among other objects besides bike racks. The bands include a city logo and read, “NO BIKE PARKING. Please Use Bike Racks.”

City law prohibits bike parking that poses a “hazard to pedestrians, traffic or property.”

Public Works director Suzette Robinson came up with the idea, Bobkiewicz said. She did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

— Patrick Svitek