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Old 11-06-08, 04:31 PM   #1
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Bike racks can also be public art

There's no reason public art can't also be public utility:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat...rack-art_N.htm
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Old 11-06-08, 05:22 PM   #2
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As long as they don't look TOO much like art, to the point that some overzealous cop gives you a ticket or bike cut-off for locking inappropriately to public sculpture...
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I much more prefer this one:
http://www.dero.com/products/bike_bi...bike_rack.html

Simple, cool, reminds people that bikes belong and when cyclist do it right, we can lock 4 bikes to it.
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I much more prefer this one:
http://www.dero.com/products/bike_bi...bike_rack.html

Simple, cool, reminds people that bikes belong and when cyclist do it right, we can lock 4 bikes to it.
We've got that one at one of our neighborhood pools. I've never seen a bike locked to it or anywhere near it. Mostly kids ride to that pool and just lay their bikes down on the ground.
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public art can also be a bike rack
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I'm a big fan of the "Three Rivers Bike Racks" Bike Pgh has installed all of the place in Pittsburgh.

http://bike-pgh.org/campaigns/three-rivers-bike-racks/
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We've been doing something similar up here in Toronto:

http://www.ibiketo.ca/node/2155
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I'm a big fan of the "Three Rivers Bike Racks" Bike Pgh has installed all of the place in Pittsburgh.
How much money did Wall-To-Wall Studios get from the city to rip off Lufthansa's logo?





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Old 11-12-08, 02:15 PM   #9
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Ellwood Thompson's organic and natural foods store in Richmond VA is having a design contest, for new bike racks for their stores:

http://www.vabike.org/designers-wanted-ellwood-thompsons-sponsors-bike-rack-design-contest/

We'd love to get comments at the above article, with links to interesting stuff on the web about public art bike racks.

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