After just a matter of hours, the bike rack was removed, by order of Hudson's code enforcement officer. Soon after, signs appeared affixed to the fence warning people against chaining bicycles there.
"Locks will be cut off without a warning" was no idle threat. One Gossips reader reported having two locks severed with tin snips wielded by a Galvan representative in one day.
Yesterday, Gossips learned of a new development in the Galvan Armory's accommodation for cyclists. A sign installed just across the alley from the armory (it appears in the picture below, just above the trash can) directs people seeking a bike rack down the alley.
It appears that the bike rack is located where the Galvan Foundation plans to create a parking lot for the staff of COARC Starting Place, soon to be housed in the basement of the armory, so conditions surrounding the bike rack may improve in the future. For the present, though, it certainly seems that the Galvan Foundation is trying its best to discourage people from riding their bikes to the library.
Addendum: The bicycle that appears in two of the photographs accompanying this post was stolen last night, from in front of a house in the 500 block of State Street.
The theft has been reported to the Hudson Police Department, so if you find the bike or have any information about its whereabouts, please contact the HPD: 828-3388.
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