Pima County recently got rid of some bike racks in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library in downtown Tucson.
Peg Weber, a parks and recreation administrator with the City of Tucson, said they were removed following complaints about fights, public urination and defecation, and drug use at the racks.
The racks were in view of the library’s children’s area, Weber said.
She said the city and county are working with local bike advocates to find a suitable location for new racks.
“I asked the group that I met with to select where they would like them," Weber said. "They will be between a couple of those sitting walls [in the plaza] at the library so you can see it from the main desk. The security folks can see it. Folks using the café can lookout and see them as well.”
The city plans on ordering new racks and placing them in the Jácome Plaza in front of the library, Weber said.