For the last six months or so I've been locking my bike up at location "A." Location A is the side of a parking garage that is near the smoker's station and in view of a security camera for my building. I like location A for these reasons along with the fact that it's extremely easy for me to use my u-lock and cable combo in a way that is extremely secure.
A couple weeks ago, I noticed someone installing bike racks nearby (location "B"). They are the standard looking bike rack which only allows for two decent lockup locations (either end) so that I can use the u-lock through the frame and rear wheel and cable through the frame and front wheel. I thought that it was nice of them to install these, but I would continue to lock up at location A (again, more security).
Anyway, this morning an employee that works at the parking garage comes up to me and tells me that I cannot lock my bike at location A and that I must now use location B. I told him that I'd been locking up at location A for months and that I thought it was a more secure location. I told him that "city ordinance" says that I can lock up anywhere I choose as long as it's not in the way of vehicles or traffic (I have no idea if this is true or not, I just came up with it on the spot). "You've done your research," he replies. I continue and tell him that I fail to see the problem (for anyone) with location A. "It doesn't look good," he replies...
So I tell him that I'm going to leave my bike at location A for today but that I would seriously consider location B. He walked away telling me that he would "work the issue from his end," whatever that means.
Am I required to park at a bike rack, if provided? What would you do?