Turning Parking Meters Into Bike Racks

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    If you bike to work, you'll soon have a lot more parking options in the Center City area.

    Some more changes for Philadelphia's cyclists and it involves meters. But don't worry -- for cyclists, there's no charge.

    The Philadelphia Parking Authority voted to spend $130,000 of federal stimulus money to convert hundreds of unused parking meters into bike racks.

    The meters were mothballed when Philadelphia switched to electronic pay.  Just the poles are left standing.

    The plan is to place metal rings on the old meter poles, turning them into bike racks. More than 1, 000 will be converted in Center City and then another 200 in University City