"Give people the opportunity to do the right thing," Diamond implored.
+1 on that. I think it could be argued that with inadequate bike racks, that enforcement of the law is entrapment. The cyclists actions are saying loud and clear there is not enough safe lockup resources within a reasonable distance. Locked to signs? You can lift a bike over those. Since there are now minutes of a public meeting that (as a I read it) admits that authorities know there is a bike parking problem that they are choosing not to address.