Been lurking a while, this is my first post. Please let me know if I've got the wrong forum.
I live in a Chicago apartment building without enough bicycle rack for all the tenants bicycles. I see enough front wheels and sometimes even back wheels locked up without their frames that I wouldn't trust self-locking. So I lock to a tree growing out of the sidewalk.
Today my landlord has put up notices warning us that they plan to cut all the bicycles off railings, fences, street signs, trees, etc. I can believe that a man is within his rights to cut people's bicycles off his own stairs, but sign poles and trees on the sidewalk seem outside his property.
Does the forum have any advice for keeping my bicycle locked up? I'd prefer to keep my bicycle locked up rather than seek legal recourse after the fact.