I thought this thread was a hiss about the Playa conditions — i.e., the thick, fluffy coating of dust making it hard to travel out by bike.
Not everyone has access to an art car, and for many people it's a long walk to the Man. Even longer for the Temple.
Unlit metal + Feet = unpleasantness. Answer: Get your act together and light that sucker up like ya shoulda done a week ago! You can stick close by, too.
Go with a flotilla of other bikes and/or art cars and keep the vehicles in their own little island. Most people avoid clusterfucks, they'll rush around it like water.
A well-marked area for parking of bikes is probably every bike thief's wet dream. They could even scam you that way, set up their own and make off with them while you're watching the Man burn. Such an area would mean another detachment of Rangers to watch over them; consider the logistics of gatekeeping 25,000 bikes!!
The Playa's not a frickin' concert arena. It is vast, there's tons of room out there. Spread out a little. You don't have to be front and centre with a 10" standoff from the fire circle line to get a good view. I've watched the Man burn from as far back as the Esplanade and the impact does not diminish appreciably with distance. With the Temple it's a little more crucial to get fairly close in order to take it all in, but there's no such thing as a cheap seat at the Man's Burn: they're all good seats.