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    Bike racks as art in Philly

    http://www.nkcdc.org/artracks.htm

    In the Fishtown neighborhood of Philly one of the local community development groups commisioned local artists to create some out of the ordinary bike racks. There is some talk of also adding some more traditional styled bike racks around the neighborhood as well.
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    cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ofofhy
    http://www.nkcdc.org/artracks.htm In the Fishtown neighborhood of Philly one of the local community development groups commisioned local artists to create some out of the ordinary bike racks. There is some talk of also adding some more traditional styled bike racks around the neighborhood as well.
    --- Thanks for posting one the most positive threads I've seen in months. Functional artistic bike racks can serve as silent advocates for bicycling.
    How would one promote this in our local municipalities?
    "The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man's metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion. Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well." Ivan Illich ('Energy and Equity')1974

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    Fishtown has all the cool people.
    Remember: 98% of Drivers rate themselves as at least "Above Average".

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77Univega
    --- Thanks for posting one the most positive threads I've seen in months. Functional artistic bike racks can serve as silent advocates for bicycling.
    How would one promote this in our local municipalities?
    I would begin by showing the website to your local community development organization. A couple of these might be too "out there" for some communities, but I am sure that a compromise could be reached. Do you have a community of local artists who would be willing to participate?
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    Lots of nice art racks in many cities. I think it's a great idea.

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    Very Cool!

    The bike shop in downtown Salem, OR has a great bike rack too...didn't have a chance to get a photo last time I was in town.

    Can any Salem area cyclists help us out?

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    On the other end of the state in Pittsburgh, we have lots of special public racks (see attachment). Not only are they functional (the best racks I have ever used), but iconographically they subtly recall the confluence of the three rivers of the city. Pretty cool.

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