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Cities give abandoned bikes a second life

Long-deserted bicycles are getting auctioned, scrapped, and donated in urban centers all over the country We’ve all seen them: rusty and forlorn bicycle cadavers chained to bike racks or street signs for months on end, often with a missing wheel or two. Clearly abandoned, the eyesores are often left to rot, clogging racks and cluttering sidewalks. But not in every city. Every year, thousands of deserted bicycles are reported and impounded by city workers.
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