The traditional bikerack was designed to help the bike stand easily, and to make some order if thereís a bunch of bikes.
But having the bike standing is not what we need bikeracks for today. Bikes are stolen and we need something to lock the bike to. The traditional bikerack only offers to lock the frontwheel to the rack, which doesnít make sense since a thief can steal the rest of the bike then.
There is another type of bikerack that can be seen every here and there in Stockholm: Some kind of poles or elipses that rises from the earth. Kind of like artificial lampposts only 1 meter high. That makes sense: You can lock your expensive bike to them, and they make order where there would be bike chaos without them.
This is the modern bikerack, for modern, expensive bikes and for a modern society where bikes are stolen. So why is it, that the old-school bikerack is still produced and mounted outside completely new buildings? It doesnít make sense! Itís a relic from the fifties and Iím sure itís there only because the planners never bike themselves!
Or please give me the reasons that are somehow hidden to me.