City rules governing advertising bicycles attached to cycle racks?
April 1, 2011 6:15 AM Subscribe
Anybody know their local city rules governing advertising bicycles attached to cycle racks? What does your city do?
posted by priorpark17 to law & government (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have been asked to think on a new local government rule on unwanted street advertising. Does anybody know their local city rules governing advertising bicycles attached to cycle racks? Or can point me in the correct direction? My city is starting to be plagued by stores attaching advertising to bikes, or decorating bikes with their signage, and then locking the bikes to the publicly funded cycle racks. One chain, yes you Banana Republic, recently locked 12 bikes around the small city center. Cyclists see it as a form of obstruction, as they then have to park elsewhere. Non cyclists complain about the visual pollution. There seems no reason for me to reinvent the wheel (sorry) if there are already well thought out responses. Any experiences of direct action against this practice are also welcome.
The city doesn't have an objection to mobile advertising bikes, ie somebody pulling a trailer with a sign - it is the static ones we need to deal with.