What: A City of Victoria sign that says, “Notice: Bike rack to be removed.” Graffiti on the sign rightly asks “WHEN AND WHY?” (I outlined the graffiti in black using GIMP, to make it stand out more in the photo above.)
Where & When: Outside The Bay Centre at Fort and Broad. Friday, August 24, 12:30 p.m.
Issue: For practical reasons, the City ought to explain when parking changes like this will be happening. It’s not clear from the signage when the change will occur, which might leave cyclists wondering whether they have time to lock up here for ten minutes to get a coffee, without their bike being removed with the rack by the city – or whether they can leave their bike overnight while staying at a nearby hotel. It is also unclear whether or not the racks will be replaced, and if so, with what. I’m not sure whether the rack has been removed yet, since I haven’t been down there for the past few days.