It’s the biggest complaint about dockless bike-share: Users, for whatever reason, leave the bikes all over the place when they’re finished riding. Going with the theory that much of the mess is because riders just don’t understand the rules, a new pilot program by the Seattle Department of Transportation introduces a simple solution they hope will help a lot. They’re painting parking spaces for the bikes.

The new parking spaces were painted in areas where people frequently leave dockless bike-share bikes, and were designed to be easy to use and leave an unobstructed six-foot path for pedestrians.

Read the whole story and let us know in the comments: What other solutions might there be to the ditched-bike issue?