It's too bad this hitching post wasn't placed under the awning, so a user might wait out one of our tropical thunderstorms in the cafe next door and still find a dry saddle when the rain stopped. Such considerations will make the difference between unused street furniture and amenities that become valuable assets in a bicycle-friendly city.
At the same time, Miami and the county Health Department are to be commended for seizing the opportunity to acquire these racks. They really will help riders who need to park for short periods. And with just 85 installed so far, we can hope for more careful siting of the remainder.